5/8/2011France, Italy: Speed Cameras Painted, Burned
Vigilantes burn a speed camera in Italy and spraypaint another in France.
A speed camera control box was set on fire in San Vito, Italy last week Saturday at around 10:30pm. The vigilantes responsible had cut a cable and pulled it out of the box. They then poured gasoline through the hole and set it on fire, L'Arena reported.
Vigilantes in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department in south-western France disabled a speed camera with paint last week Sunday, La Republique des Pyrenees reported. The automated ticketing machine on the 817 in Aussevielle was spraypainted white and green. When the camera was first installed in 2005, it was blasted by a shotgun. The next year, it was set on fire and then shot. Since then it has had its lens smashed or painted or burned on several occasions.