London Rejects Subway Scanners
Rare outbreak of security common sense in London:
London Underground is likely to reject the use of passenger scanners designed to detect weapons or explosives as they are “not practical”, a security chief for the capital’s transport authority said on 14 March 2006.
“Basically, what we know is that it’s not practical,” he told Government Computing News. “People use the tube for speed and are concerned with journey time. It would just be too time consuming. Secondly, there’s just not enough space to put this kind of equipment in.”
“Finally there’s also the risk that you actually create another target with people queuing up and congregating at the screening points.”