• Oct 28th 2008 at 4:31PM
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The British have been known to "take the piss" out of their German counterparts for several decades now, and that goes well back before World War II. Time to score one for the sceptered isle again: somebody in a right-hand-drive vehicle in Germany has been foiling German speed cameras with a Muppet. German cameras are aimed to get clear pictures of the driver in a left-hand-drive car, but not a shot of the passenger -- who is, in this case, the driver. All they can get is this googly-eyed fellow. Jim Henson must be pleased. Thanks for the tip, Abe!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This pic has been photoshopped. Seee the 'Swirl' on the driverside? His face has been made unrecognizeable.

      This might be a fake. It doesn't matter who drives, if your wife gets a ticket in your car, you still have to pay fo it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In some EU countries u can claim that you were not driving your car and that the person behind the wheel was a person in close relationship to you - end of story.
        I can't tell though whether this applies/applied to Germany in the time this particular picture was taken in.
        In our country this stupid law has been "dismantled" only recently. (I call it stupid, whilst most of the drivers probably liked it.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's what Jeremy Clarkson did when he raced the GT-R against the bullet train in Japan! With his Bill Oddie face-mask he was able to "spot the gas attendant's beaver from a mile away"!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sooooo, why is that they can't see the plate on the front? Do they rely solely on someone's picture to track down the driver? Obviously not, so I don't know how this is getting by them.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Solely? No. Do they rely on it? Yup. If you read any of the original comments on jalop, which this is a repost of, you'll notice German law requires the driver's face be in focus to discern if they're actually driving or someone else has their car - the cameras are focused on this car's passenger seat as it's from Britain, negating the major qualification of having a clear photo of the driver. Being a smart ass is fun though, +1 point for you today.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I dunno if they can issue tickets across international borders, if they're another country's plates?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just what the Big Brother speed cameras deserve. They're lucky they're not getting a load of 00 buckshot, or some 9mm rounds.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Statler: I didn't know that guy could drive.

      Waldorf: Well he did get caught on a speed camera!

      Both: Ohhhhh ho ho ho ho!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not entirely convinced that this isn't a publicity stunt by someone, maybe even Audi.

      It's fun, it's harmless, it's great blogging...

      but that photo just seems to be too clear.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I understand your take on this but I would like to also point out that the A4 wagon in the picture is the "older" body style. If it were a publicity stunt, Audi would (In my opinion) publicize the new body style. Don't you think so?

        ~ Slim ~
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ slliim - yeah, so Audi AG doesn't make sense.

        Known: Englishman. Hates speed cameras. Sense of humour.

        Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson's whereabouts.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess Mr. Animal has squandered away all his money from his former celebrity self and is now just a broke ass muppet with nothin' to show, leaving him to turn to shoplifting and grand theft auto, too bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like your comment about being a "smart ass" when people ask me why I have to be such a "smart ass" I simply say...."Because there's enough "Dumb Asses" around......hee hee hee
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