7/9/2018France, Italy, Saudi Arabia: Speed Cameras Thumped
Spraypaint fire and force knocked dozens of speed cameras out of service in France, Italy and Saudi Arabia last week.
A masked vigilante in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia used a hammer to smash a traffic camera in broad daylight. The incident was caught by a cell phone camera (view video).
In Bourogne, France, vigilantes on Friday used black spraypaint to take out the speed camera on the RN1019, L'Est Republicain reported. On Saturday, the automated ticketing machine in Capestang was hurled over an embankment. According to the Herault Tribune, ten speed cameras are damaged or destroyed every day in France. On the same evening, vigilantes torched the speed camera on the D910 in Monnaie, France Bleu reported. The automated ticketing machine on the D6 in Lacanau was torched on Friday, according to Sud Ouest. In Alieze on Friday, bright orange spraypaint was used to disable the speed camera, along with a camera in Foucherans, Le Progres reported. Motorcyclists protesting lowered speed limits that took effect last week Sunday wrapped the automated ticketing machine on the D680 in Antully with a plastic trashbag, according to Le Journal de Saone-et-Loire. The camera in Montbenoit was disabled on Wednesday, Plein Air reported.
In Punta Marina, Italy, vigilantes on Friday used black spraypaint to blind the speed camera located on the Via Cristoforo Colombo, according to Ravenna e Dintorni.