2/26/2018DC, France: Photo Radar Under Assault
Eleven speed cameras were disabled in Washington, DC as vigilantes in France continued the campaign against automated ticketing with spraypaint.
Vigilantes took out eleven speed cameras throughout the District of Columbia last Tuesday. According to the Metropolitan Police Departmnet, the automated ticketing machines were ripped apart or knocked over on 295; Ridge Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast; and Eastern Avenue, Fort Lincoln Drive, Kenilworth Avenue and South Dakota Avenue in Northeast.
On Friday, bright green spraypaint was used to disable the speed camera on the RN42 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, according to La Voix du Nord. On Wednesday, the speed camera in Kerdual was disabled with red spraypaint for the fifth time since last March, Le Telegramme reported. The artist responsible also added a red middle finger image on the side of the device. On the same day, the brand new speed camera on the A75 in Crest had its lens smeared with concrete, according to La Montagne. On Tuesday, black spraypaint covered the lens of the speed camera on the RD933 in Rouffignac-de-Sigoules, Sud Ouest reported. Bright green was the color of choice for the camera on the RD1083 in Beaufort, according to Echos du Jura.