10/19/2020Spraypaint Blinds French Speed Cameras
A quick coat of paint across the lens kept several high-volume French automated ticketing machined from issuing tickets.
Opponents of automated ticketing machines in France in the past two weeks have been blinding speed cameras. On Sunday, the speed camera on the RN19 near Amblans-et-Velotte had red spraypaint sprayed across its lens and another line below making it look like a smiley face. On October 10, vigilantes performed the 19th attack on the speed camera located on the RD1029 in Proyart. This time, white spraypaint was used across its lens to thwart ticketing. Bright greeen spraypaint obstructed the speed camera on the RD975 in Jayat, one of the department's most profitable locations. On October 8, yellow spraypaint was used to blind the speed camera on the RN184 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. The device had just been installed two days before.