£12million of public money has been spent fitting underground sensors along the route of the ‘dignitaries’. These will detect congestion surrounding VIP cars and then change nearby traffic signals to green so that they will not be delayed.
Yes, this is at OUR expense; government cash has had to be made available for modifications to roads, and to provide transport and accommodation for what is termed the “Olympic Family”. The Olympic family, by the way, is vast... some 80,000 people are involved. The accommodation is luxurious and has to be subsidised.
The result of all this pampering of course will be that hundreds of thousands of Londoners going about their work, and ordinary punters from all over the world who have somehow managed to get their hands on the tickets (the few that were not put aside for the corporate sponsors), will sit for hours in traffic while the chosen ones speed past. It is not impossible, nor even improbable that ticket holders will be held up for so long that they will miss the events for which they have tickets.