A neighbour tells me there are static ANPR cameras on every A road in and out of the nearby town, which is Blackburn. I'm pretty observant and I know there are some strange-looking cameras high up on a mast on the ring road, Whitebirk Drive, near the M65 junction and an ANPR cameras website has now confirmed that that's what they are.
This is not the blue cameras, which have been around for years most notably on bridges; they are connected with traffic flow data.
Does anybody know if my neighbour is correct? Are there that many ANPR cameras recording our movements? On the site I saw, it said the data is stored for two years.