Speed Cameras in UK, Italy Burned and Shot

The Newspaper
by The Newspaper

Vigilantes in the UK and Italy used gunfire and flames to express their displeasure with photo enforcement. Last week, Italian activists blasted a pair of speed cameras late at night in the Campania town of Teano, Cassertasette news reported. Only the camera housings for the devices located on the Appia and Casilina roads suffered damage because local speed camera operators remove the machinery from the housing each night. It is not cost-effective to run the cameras overnight when traffic volume slows.

On December 3, a South Yorkshire speed camera was also set on fire. The device located on Barnsley Road was saved from more serious damage as firefighters from Brampton Station arrived on the scene in time to extinguish the blaze with buckets of water, according to the South Yorkshire Times.

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  • SexCpotatoes SexCpotatoes on Dec 15, 2008

    And here I thought you could only put out burning speed cameras with buckets of cash. Way to go firefighters!

  • 210delray 210delray on Dec 15, 2008

    I really don't see the point of continuing to report on these incidents of vandalism. Big whoop! I mean, every day, I'm sure hundreds of cars in the US alone are vandalized in some fashion, even if it's as minor as keying the paint. We just had a rash of window smashings lately in our own area, which is not exactly known for a high crime rate.

  • AJ AJ on Dec 15, 2008

    210delray, I see the point. It is because for years and years we have been told that it's about our safety, when the fact is that it's about revenue. "Burn, baby burn!"