8/3/2020Canada, France, Germany: Speed Cameras Offline
Vigilantes in North America and Europe last week disabled nearly a dozen automated ticketing machines.
Vigilantes in Toronto, Canada, on July 26 set fire to the speed camera that had been issuing automated tickets at the intersection of Beverly Glen Boulevard and Stonebridge Boulevard.
The speed camera installed on the A23 in Valenciennes, France, did not even last 24 hours before being destroyed by fire on Wednesday. The speed camera in Frenois was ripped out of its mounting location on July 28. Vigilantes had tied a chain around the device and used a car to drag it away. The remains of the camera were found "in pieces." In Toulouse, yellow spraypaint was used to blind the speed camera on the outer ring road. On July 27, the speed camera on the A16 in Coudekerque-Branche that had just been installed six days earlier was put out of service with a can of black spraypaint.
Vigilantes in Mainz, Germany, on Saturday blinded the speed camera on the B40 by smearing its lenses with paint, according to Rheinland-Pfalz police. A twenty-year-old woman spraypainted the speed camera near the intersection of Zwickauer Strasse and Goethestrasse in Chemnitz on Thursday. In Huckeswagen, the automated ticketing machine on the K1 was toppled on July 26 and the speed camera on the B237 was felled on July 25.