Driving Politics
Home >The Revolt > Camera Destruction > UK: Speed Camera Vigilantes Cost Millions 
Print It Email It Tweet It

UK: Speed Camera Vigilantes Cost Millions
Vigilantes destroyed nearly $1 million in speed cameras in North Somerset, UK in twelve months.

Avon Somerset Speed Camera logo
Opponents of speed cameras cost North Somerset, UK officials £500,000 (US $938,000) between October 2005 and October 2006. Vigilantes had destroyed the ticketing machines at Herluin Way in Weston, near Cleeve Nurseries, on the A370, in Backwell and in Flax Bourton. The replacement cost for each device can run as high as £43,000 (US $80,000).

Because the Avon and Somerset Speed Camera Partnership refuses to disclose the amount of revenue generated by each camera location, it is impossible to judge how much additional money has been lost in the past year while cameras were out of service. North Somerset has eight fixed sites and 22 mobile sites. The Partnership generated £4.9 million (US $9.2 million) in the 2005 fiscal year, according to figures that include Avon and South Gloucestershire.

Source: Taxpayers cough up 500,000 to repair vandalised speed cameras (Weston Mercury (UK), 10/19/2006)

Regional News:
Other news about England

Permanent Link for this item
Return to Front Page

Related News
France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland: Photo Radar Blocked

Speed Cameras Attacked In Oregon, Germany, UK

Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand: Speed Cameras Mangled

Fleximan Defends Himself

Italian Officials Claim To Have Captured Fleximan

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 | About Us | Search | RSS Feed Driving politics