Some branded the man a “hero” and even suggested he should get “recognition from the Queen” for standing in front of the camera yesterday. However, others disagreed and labelled the behaviour as “disgusting”.
The photograph was taken in Sutton-on-Hull, east Hull, Humberside on Monday afternoon. The man who shared the image online said the picture is of his “good mate,” Hull Live reports.
“Not all heroes wear capes,” he said.
“A good mate of mine doing this for us all yesterday.”
One wrote: “Good man.”
Another said: “What a great guy. Give him a medal.”
Another Facebook user posted: “He needs recognition from the Queen and declared as a legend.”
The road links Sutton-on-Hull and the Bilton area of the city, another suburb. The speed limit is 30mph.
Some social media users felt the man’s actions were irresponsible.
One Facebook user wrote: “Real mature.”
Another said: “What a fulfilling life you must live if you get a kick out of stopping someone doing their job.”
A third posted: “Disgusting behaviour.”
While a fourth said: “Getting p***** off of people now blocking and slating speed vans they are there for a reason. No matter what, speed does damage.”
Another user shared: “Won’t be calling him a hero if a child gets hit by a speeding driver, speed limits are there for a reason.”
Cameras are used to try to deter drivers from exceeding the speed limit. However, other traffic-calming measures have been criticised recently.
A Tory councillor in Cornwall led a campaign for speed bumps to be banned this month because he claimed they’re a danger to public health.