RAuthentic-looking rubbish...emember the speed trap disguised as a builder’s van? Since the pics of Derbyshire police repainting their speed van blue to catch out drivers appeared on the web they have been published in a number of national newspapers. Today PH was emailed by PHer ‘samsanthony1’, who took the pics, to draw our attention to a number of other shots he took of the same van. Marvel at the lengths the police have gone to to make the van look authentic. You can see how they carefully piled up rubbish around the windscreen for that authentic ‘on a break’ look. One of the wheels has been painted black as well in a bid to make it looked used and abused. Samsanthony said when he approached the van the back window – used to point the speed gun out of – closed, although he got a shot before that happened. He said there was fake plasterboard dust around the rear of the vehicle and also the screwfix catalogue in the dash window. The sneaky attempt to disguise the van sparked outrage when it first appeared. Brian Gregory, of the Association of British Drivers, said: ‘They are going down exactly the same route as the police in Australia and America. 'In one case in America an officer actually dressed up as a tramp while operating a speed trap. How long before that happens here?’ Thanks to samsanthony1 for the pics!