10/31/2010France, Italy, Poland, UK: Speed Cameras Burned, Painted, Pelted
Vigilantes use a variety of methods to disable speed cameras in England, France, Italy and Poland.
Vigilantes set fire to a speed camera in Cheshire, England on Monday around 2:45am. Gasoline-filled tires were placed around the automated ticketing machine located on Newcastle Road in Shavington, the Crewe and Nantwich Guardian reported.
A pair of speed cameras in Loucelles, France were taken out of action on October 21. Vigilantes covered the devices on the 2X2 with black paint, ensuring that they would not issue any tickets. Vigilantes have targeted the same cameras since they were installed, Ouest France reported.
In Toulouse, a team of four vigilantes disabled a speed camera last Sunday by clubbing it. The device is located between Sesquieres and Sept-Deniers. Police have identified suspects, La Depeche reported.
A speed camera pole in Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Poland remains idle after a vigilante spraypainted the device six months ago. The device is located on John Paul II Street, Nowa Trybuna Opolska reported.
In Collagna, Italy, vigilantes spraypainted and smashed the lens of a speed camera located on the SS63 on Thursday, Il Resto del Carlino reported. Police have no idea who may be responsible and have threatened to install a surveillance camera to watch the speed camera.