Dorset, UK Speed Camera Destroyed by Fire

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Vigilantes set fire to a speed camera in Dorset, UK at around 2am on Thursday. The automated ticketing machine had been operating in the Longham area of Ringwood Road until a burning tire put the device out of commission. This is the fourth attack in the area since August when vigilantes also eliminated cameras on Magna Road in Bearwood, Ringwood Road in Verwood and Horton Road in Three Legged Cross. Cameras were also destroyed in 2006. “The cameras also cost a lot,” Ferndown Mayor Queenie Comfort told the Bournemouth Echo newspaper. “When you set tires on fire they make a most ghastly smell and they are toxic.”

Longham speed camera torched by vandals (Bournemouth Echo (UK), 11/13/2009)


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  • Texlovera Texlovera on Nov 17, 2009

    Nothing like a little outdoors political activity. Especially after midnight.

  • Superbadd75 Superbadd75 on Nov 17, 2009

    There are a few red light cameras down the street from me that look similar to the speed cameras they use over there. A few tires would burn them quite nicely...

  • James Tyler Woodall James Tyler Woodall on Nov 17, 2009

    Red light camera smashing > mail box smashing

  • George B George B on Nov 17, 2009

    I've noticed large numbers of birds hanging out near a couple local red light cameras. A little extra bird food keeps them coming back. Next step is to make a gun to shoot fake bird crap onto the camera lens. Nondestructive disabling of red light cameras with plausible deniability.