2/24/2013Belgium, France: Speed Cameras Targeted
Speed camera attacks on the rise in Belgian Limburg, French camera spraypainted.
Vigilantes in Paris, France disabled a speed camera on the D1016 on Monday. The entire front of the automated ticketing machine was spraypainted a bright green, according to Le Parisien.
In Limburg, Belgium, the number of speed cameras being disabled is on the rise. According to Het Belang Van Limburg, automated ticketing machines have fallen out of service 141 times in the last three years. The causes include cameras being set on fire a dozen times and 18 cases of spraypaint attack. Most attacks keep cameras offline for two weeks and have cost officials 1.57 million euros (US $2.1 million).