Haven’t We All Dreamed Of This – Gilets Jaunes Knock Out 60% Of Speed Cameras


So, only another 40% of France’s speed cameras for the gilets jaunes to get on with then. Yes, of course, such cameras do have legitimate uses, no speeding is not a good idea. However, there’s more than a little temptation to think that what started out as a decent enough technology to increase safety has degenerated into just yet another manner of gaining money from our wallets. And thus there is that little dream of being able to take out all such cameras.

No, of course, naughty to even think about it and yet:

Yellow vests knock out 60% of all speed cameras in France

There is that little difficulty of working out which ones are now not operating:

Members of the “yellow vests” protest movement have vandalised almost 60% of France’s entire speed camera network, the interior minister has said. Christophe Castaner said the wilful damage was a threat to road safety and put lives in danger. The protest movement began over fuel tax increases, and saw motorists block roads and motorway toll booths. Some protesters feel speed cameras are solely a revenue-generating measure which takes money from the poor.

Quite so, if that’s how you do feel about them then you’ll welcome these actions. And it is such a temptation to do both, isn’t it?

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