Ticket machines get celebrity voices to help prevent crime
15 April 2008

Talking ticket machines are being installed in Tunbridge Wells as part of a novel initiative to tackle car crime. When drivers buy a ticket for the town’s Great Hall Arcade car park they’ll hear a celebrity voice reminding them not to leave belongings on display in the car. The celebrity voices include Frank Bruno, Michael Caine in his Italian Job role, and Boycie from Only Fools and Horses.More talking tickets machines are likely to be introduced around the town; Tunbridge Wells council wants the scheme to be seen as a fun way to make life harder for car criminals.

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