5/6/2015Germany, UK: Speed Cameras Attacked, Speed Signs Kill
Vigilantes stone a radar van in Germany, knock over poles in Northern Ireland, and a speed camera sign kills a motorcyclist in England.
Baden-Wurttemberg Polizei reported a speed camera van had a fist-sized rock thrown through its window at around 5:25pm on Tuesday last week. A man on a motorcycle hurled the projectile while riding on Neuhauser Strasse in Obereschach, causing an estimated 800 euros (US $895) in damages. Police have no idea who the man might be because he used a piece of cardboard to cover up his license plate.
In Derry, Northern Ireland, vigilantes knocked over a pair of speed cameras on April 25 and April 26. According to the Derry Journal, the cameras were located on Buncrana Road and Letterkenny Road.
In Staffordshire, England, a speed camera warning sign killed an experienced motorcyclist. Metro reports that Martin Thompason was attempting to pass a vehicle on Linley Road in Talke when another car pulled out suddenly in front of him. Thompson braked hard, fell from his bike and slid into the speed camera sign. He died from the impact.