TheNewspaper.com: Driving Politics
Home >The Revolt > Protests > France: Speed Cameras Threatened, Decorated  
Print It Email It Tweet It

1/11/2016
France: Speed Cameras Threatened, Decorated
A French artist decorates a speed camera with Legos while another man is arrested for threatening to smash a camera.

Lego speed camera
A man wearing a hat and dark sunglasses armed himself with a blunt object and started walking toward a mobile speed camera on the side of the road in Lons, France on December 30. According to Le Progres, a police officer who set up the automated trap on the Rue de la Vieille-Saline a Montmorot noticed the man and ordered him to stop. The man ran. Instead of chasing him, officers tracked him down the next day using an image of the man's car.

French authorities were not amused by the work of artist Chat Maigre, who decorated a speed camera with a colorful set of Legos on Christmas Day. The decoration did not cover the lens of the speed camera, allowing it to continue issuing tickets on the road from Narbonne to Toulouse. Maigre will not be prosecuted, as he just wanted to make the automated ticketing machine more visible to motorists.

"In this somewhat difficult year's end, I wish a merry Christmas and happy holidays to all children and grown-up children," the artist wrote on his Facebook page. "Here is my contribution for a few more smiles and colors in the gray."



Related News
Tennessee Lawmaker Burns Photo Ticket In Live Video

France: Speed Cameras Threatened, Decorated

Chicago, Illinois: Protesters Prepare Anti-Traffic Camera Petition

German Supreme Court OKs Parking In Front Of Speed Cameras

Canada: City Arrests Speed Camera Protester




View Main Topics:

Get Email Updates
Subscribe with Google
Subscribe via RSS or E-Mail

Back To Front Page


Front Page | Get Updates | Site Map | News Archive | Search | RSS Feed
TheNewspaper.com: Driving politics
TheNewspaper.com