In their Don Quixote-like pursuit of their distorted view of traffic law enforcement, our police departments continue to find creative new ways to catch us driving at speeds our road networks have obviously been designed to handle.
I drove by a classic radar fishing hole the other day - Eglinton Avenue westbound approaching Leslie.
Exactly the sort of high-risk area the police are supposed to target - there isn't a road, a store, a school, a business, a driveway, a pedestrian, for kilometers.
Visibility is such that you can see until next Tuesday.
But never mind - lots of people going above the artificially low 60 km/h limit; lots of tickets.
The radar/laser unit was mounted on a tripod, as it often is.
But what caught my eye was the Ford Explorer parked beside it, wherein I presume the operators of said device were sitting.
It was painted Metro Toronto Police white, with red and blue graphics.
But it was labelled "Metro Toronto Police Dog Service".
If they catch a perp, they send a dog after him?
Can't you just imagine driving along, and a pooch runs up beside you, indicating you should pull over?
Presumably the doggie would be a pointer...