4/13/2020Austria, Germany: Speed Cameras Smashed During Pandemic
German officials remind drivers not to wear masks so speed cameras can photograph them. Austrians smash seven speed cameras.
Vigilantes in Austria disabled seven speed cameras on the B34 between Gars am Kamp and Langenlois on April 6. The automated ticketing machines had their lenses smashed, according to Landespolizeidirektion Niederosterreich.
Officials in Germany remind motorists that wearing a face mask while driving is illegal and subject to a 60 euro (US $65) fine. The law requires a positive identification of the driver in speed camera photos. If the driver cannot be identified from the photo, the owner of the vehicle will be forced to produce a logbook showing who was driving at the time of the alleged offense.