The viability of speed cameras is likely to be put in jeopardy following the development of a revolutionary 'fuzz' paint. The paint, which is in the form of a clear lacquer, gives any vehicle a fuzzy, blurred appearance, thus avoiding positive identification by a speed camera.
The paint is now available through a number of foreign internet sites. The cost to paint an average family saloon is in the region of £300.
The Department of Transport has declared the paint illegal. A spokesman said, 'With the Revenue & Customs Department in a shambles, we have to get money to the Exchequer somehow, so any speeding motorist using this product is guilty of a criminal offence. If use of this paint becomes widespread, then a rise in VAT may be inevitable.
Motoring organisations have mixed opinions about the paint. An AA spokesman said, 'We would not recommend any of our members using this product.' A spokesman for the Ferrari Owners Club said, 'The choice is, of course, down to the individual. I have already used the product successfully on my 308 - granted, in may diminish the classic appearance of the car, but at last I can drive it as it was meant to be driven.'