It would appear that Google Streetview drivers think they are a law unto themselves. However, one such driver in Bradford thought he’d quickly nip down a lane that was meant for buses and taxis
Chris Whiteoak, a resident of Bradford, was quite happily walking along during his lunch-break when he noticed the Google
I’m from Bradford, United Kingdom. I was just going on my lunch break at work today and
inoticed a black car that had stopped at a red light. It had a “google” sticker on the side,and a large camera “thing” on the top.
I decided to pull out my camera phone to take a pic, but just as
idid a police car pulled up right behind it and put on it’slights and officer inside was motioning the car to pull over.
I then realised why, as the car was in the lane to go straight ahead, which was marked “
bus / only”, before bicycle/ taxi icould take another pic, the roundthe block in busy Bradford city centre (the police still following now with lights and siren on!), before eventually pulling into a car park… which just happened to be the car park to the old police station!!!
ieventually caught up idid manage to get a picture of the police car and the Google car pulled over in the car park, after which the officer got out of the car and started asking me not to take pictures! lol
Also, I’m hoping when they put the street level view for Bradford on google maps, am hoping there will be a cheeky pic of me taking a pic of the
ican then upload to google earth my pic of the
Well Chris, there is! There’s also pictures of the police car, with blues and twos, chasing the Google car. Very funny.
Well done the police, and well done Chris for being at the right place at the right time.
Thanks to Neatorama for the original story.