Motorists Revenge: Speed Cameras Get Torched in UK

Any motorist who has been fined at least once for being caught speeding by a speed camera has been avenged, as two of them have been torched on consecutive weekends and four other have been vandalized in the past year.

It appears that the latest speed camera that was destroyed was, in fact, quite productive, some might say. Teams of traffic officers are currently patrolling the area, the Daily Mail reported, using both marked and unmarked cars, aiming to catch the motorists who are speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile at the wheel or driving without insurance.

In just three days, these teams issued fines of up to £200 to 151 drivers, with 83 of them also given penalty points on their license.

“Someone probably got caught during the day and thought they’d come back at night. We don’t get a lot of trouble around here. It was a surprise to see it down when we went out in the morning,” said a local salesman to the aforementioned source.

A Verwood Fire Station spokesman said that “To have two in one week is very uncommon for this area. It almost makes you wonder if it’s an organised thing to get rid of speed cameras. The damage to the cameras was quite severe. Certainly the lenses and the glass at the front had completely disintegrated.”

A local councilor was also extremely surprised to hear about the incidents. “I couldn’t understand how they managed to burn them both out unless someone put some sort of incendiary device in there. We will look at how the accident record compares before and since we had cameras,” he said.
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