4/23/2018France, Germany, UK: Speed Cameras Taken OutVigilantes thwarted a number of speed cameras across France, Germany and the UK last week.
A man in a hood climbed on top of a car issuing automated tickets to vehicles in the bus lane at Falls Road in West Belfast, Northern Ireland on Tuesday and disabled the camera. According to Belfast Live
, the driver of the camera car got out and a fight ensued.
In Saint-Julien-Les-Villas, a pair of red light cameras on the Boulevard de Dijon were covered with a yellow sock, Liberation Champagne
reported. Stickers were used to disable the speed camera on the A6 in Savigny-sur-Orge the previous weekend, according to Le Parisien
. Black spraypaint took out the speed camera on the RN88 in Pont-Salomon on Friday, Le Progres
reported. This was the sixth automated ticketing machine taken out in Haute-Loire over the past ten days.
Police in Nordrhein-Wesfalen, Germany on Tuesday reported they were investigating the operator of a speed camera in Freudenberg for "carrying out speed measurements" while high on marijuana. Police dispatched to the location found a small amount of pot on the employee, who was taken into custody for a blood test. In Baden-Wuerttemberg, vigilantes spraypainted what appeared to be a speed camera column on Neue Wolterdinger Strasse near Wolterdingen with neon yellow spraypaint. According to Suedkurier
, the device was not issuing tickets.