6/11/2018France, Italy: Traffic Cameras Assaults On The Rise
More and more speed cameras are being disabled by vigilantes in France and Italy.
Protests against the heavy speed camera enforcement of lowered speed limits raged across France on Saturday. The French Federation of Angry Motorcyclists (FFMC) continues to rally members in demonstrations that include placing garbage bags over automated ticketing machines to prevent them from generating revenue.
So far this year, fifty photo radar devices in Ain have been knocked out of service. According to LCI, the incidents are happening at a much quicker pace than last year when 70 cameras were knocked out of service over the course of twelve months. The most recent speed camera to receive a coat of white paint across its lenses was on the RD1084 in Perouges last week Sunday, France 3 reported.
In Parigny, black paint was used on the camera on the RD977 on Wednesday, La Manche Libre reported. On the same road in Cheveuges, red paint was used, according to Radio 8. Red paint was used Saturday against the speed camera on the RD589 in Saint-Christophe-sur-Dolaizon, Le Progres reported. Five cameras were taken out with red paint in Laon, including a pair in Saint-Quentin on the RD1044 and a pair in Festieux on the same road. The last was tagged on the RN2, according to L'Union.
In Argelato, Italy, a vigilante chained a red light camera to the bumper of his Fiat Scudo van and ripped it out of the ground last week Sunday, Il Resto del Carlino reported.