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Camera Phones Saturday, 17 February 2007

Posted by dragonzlad in Life in General.
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I still remember the first time I got myself a camera phone. I had heard about the rise in disputes involving drivers and many had resorted to taking photos of the accident scene. The, I thought that was a good and practical idea besides taking frivolous pictures which usually is the norm since the advent of camera phones. So moving with the times, I got my first camera phone. Now, it seems it has found another use!

Singapore traffic wardens find Internet infamy

SINGAPORE, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Two Singapore traffic wardens got a taste of their own medicine when they were photographed having breakfast — with their motorbikes parked illegally nearby — after “busting” a rush hour motorist. The unidentified motorist used his camera phone to film the pair after being annoyed when he spotted them taking pictures of his car in a bus lane, the Straits Times reported on Saturday.He posted the video clip on the Internet’s popular video-sharing Web site, YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v96fSeGWdE), the paper said. In the two-minute video, the man is heard asking the wardens why their own vehicles were illegally parked — to which one of the wardens replies they were just “doing our job” before brushing him off.The newspaper said the the wardens were now in trouble with their employers, a local public transport company.

While not empowered to issue fines, the wardens can submit photographs of errant motorists to police for further action. The video has already been viewed thousands of times on YouTube, with normally staid Singaporeans gleefully praising the citizen ombudsman.

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