3/2/2015Australia, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia: Speed Cameras Smashed, Bashed, Crashed
Around the world, photo radar vans are involved in accidents and set on fire.
A motorist in Queensland, Australia rammed a photo radar van on Sunday night. According to the AAP news service, a white Ford ute damaged the speed trap that had been set up on Kings Road in Pimlico.
In Saudi Arabia, a photo radar van, known as "Saher," was involved in a serious accident last Friday. Akhbaar 24 reports that there were severe injuries after the automated ticketing van on the Abu Hadriyah Highway failed to prevent the collision involving two other vehicles.
A speed camera also caused an accident in Canapville, France on Saturday. According to Le Pays d'Auge, a driver slammed on his brakes when he saw the automated ticketing machine because he feared receiving a citation in the mail. The driver behind the man was not able to stop in time. No injuries were reported from the resulting collision. In Lot-et-Garonne, vigilantes set fire to a speed camera on February 22. Sud Ouest reports that the automated ticketing machine on the RD930 near Moncrabeau was completely destroyed by burning tires.
In Burscheid, Germany, vigilantes pelted a traffic camera with rocks at around 2:15am last Thursday. Norhein-Westfalen Polizei reported that a local resident heard the noise and called the authorities who found the automated ticketing machine on Lungstrasse had its lenses smashed.