Denton roundabout is the official Guinness World record holding roundabout for the greatest number of red light jumps by all forms of motorised traffic within a 24 hour period. Unfortunately the exact figure is unknown because they stopped counting shortly after 1 billion RLJ's when one of the counting team threw himself off the motorway bridge after going mad listening to 24hrs worth of beeping, tyre screeching, engine revving and swearing.
Sadly those record breaking days may infact be numbered for Denton roundabout.
As everyone knows, when it gets to the end of each month, a small panic spreads across the nation's police forces as the bobbies realise they are miles off reaching this months quota because they've spent the first 3 weeks of the month filing in the forms about the 4th week of last month.
It appears that our boys (and girls) in blue have finally realised that catching RLJ cars, vans & lorries on Denton Roundabout would be like shooting fish in a barrel. A small barrel. With not much water in it. With double Uzis and extended mags.
So they hatched their plan and parked their van. And they happily snapped away all afternoon. Except I bet they didn't. Because the van is big. And bright yellow. With flashing lights on top. So nobody was jumping the lights!. Yay!, finally.
But.....Who's betting the conclusion went something like this "we didn't catch anyone jumping the lights, no point in doing that again!..."