11/24/2013France, Germany, Italy, UK: Speed Cameras Burn
European speed cameras continue to be disabled by fire and spraypaint.
Last week Saturday, a speed camera on the RD1215 in Saint-Laurent de Medoc was set on fire at around 11pm, Sud Oest reported. The fire did not completely destroy the camera. A speed camera was set on fire at 7:30am last week Sunday in Morbihan, Ouest France reported. On Saturday, a camera in Ouges was covered in blue spraypaint, according to Bien Public. Later that evening, a newly installed speed camera on the RD1916 in Verdun was set on fire, according to Lor'Actu. On Monday, three more cameras were attacked along the RD824 running through the towns of Meillan, Saint-Paul-les-Dax and Mees. Sud Oest reports that the camera lenses were spraypainted purple.
In Ratingen, Germany last week Saturday vigilantes attacked a speed camera on Kalk Strasse, bending the device at a 45 degree angle, making it impossible for the machine to issue tickets. Police have no idea who might be responsible.
Vigilantes in Pavia, Italy shot a speed camera on the Vigentina on Tuesday, La Provincia Pavese reported. In Fermo, speed cameras along the Via San Marco alle Paludi were knocked over. According to Informazione.tv, the devices had not been activated.
Vigilantes set fire to a speed camera in Leicestershire, England on November 14, the Loughborough Echo reported. The device was located on the A6 Loughborough Road.