Police have warned Mr Allen that he could face legal action if a motorist should crash and claim that the fake camera was a distraction. Mr Allen, a father of two, said he was undeterred by the threat. 'It's far more important to have people slow down and drive responsibly,' he said.
'The camera is obviously working so I'm not going to remove it. Once people have been past a few times they realise it's fake, but if it slows even one person down I'm happy.'
Soon after Mr Allen installed the bogus camera, in June, police told him to take it down after a complaint from a motorist.