9/7/2020Belgium, France, Germany: Speed Cameras Busted
Multiple speed cameras were destroyed or disabled last week in Europe.
In Brussels, Belgium, vigilantes on August 30 made an attempt at burning the speed camera located on Avenue Van Praet. Trash was placed under the automated ticketing machine and set on fire, but the device was only scorched.
Officials in Schermbeck, Germany, admitted the speed camera on the B58 Weseler Strasse caused an accident on Wednesday. According to the Nordrhein-Westfalen Polizei, a 58-year-old motorcyclist saw the automated ticketing machine and slammed on the brakes, causing him to be thrown from the vehicle. The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Vigilantes in Amigny-Rouy, France, on Wednesday, used wood logs to set fire to the speed camera on the RD7. Around the same time, the camera on the RN151 near Bourges was torched and pushed away from the side of the road. The speed camera on the RN202 in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence was struck and disabled by five gunshots. On Tuesday, blue paint blinded the speed camera in Le Merzer. On August 31, the speed camera on the RD979 near La Grandville was destroyed by fire. On August 30, gasoline-filled tires were used to torch the speed camera on the RD104 in Les Assions.