60% of French speed cameras "knocked out."

60% of French speed cameras "knocked out."

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catso

13,369 posts

205 months

Saturday 12th January
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Puggit said:
zygalski said:
If the cameras in the UK were removed tomorrow, I assume nobody here would complain about a corresponding hike in income or pensions taxes to make up the shortfall in funding?
So they are nothing to do with safety then - thanks for clarifying.
It is indeed a sign of corrupt governance if fines from traffic offences are included as part of tax revenue.

Poshbury

413 posts

57 months

Saturday 12th January
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The French government have openly admitted that they reduced the national debt by €438 million in 2017 using speeding fines.

turbobloke

84,129 posts

198 months

Saturday 12th January
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Allegedly Macron le Magnifique is proposing to increase the national minimum wage following the gilets jaunes protest.

Macron: "We are at a historic moment for our country."

NSS sonar brexit ahead

turbobloke

84,129 posts

198 months

Saturday 12th January
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An increase would at least go some way to help pay for speeding fines. Result!

wobble

eldar

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12,037 posts

134 months

Saturday 12th January
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Poshbury said:
The French government have openly admitted that they reduced the national debt by €438 million in 2017 using speeding fines.
Accountant and politicians. No spin there, then.
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Hayek

8,821 posts

146 months

Saturday 12th January
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Piersman2 said:
AndrewCrown said:
There is a design fault with most French speed cameras which make them particularly vulnerable.
From observation, France’s original installation of speed cameras were on autoroutes...smallish units around the size of a pillar box or wheelie bin..or smaller at vehicle height. Sometimes in the central reservation..

Some of the newer ones are similar and smaller but now placed in easy to access roads . A well placed bin bag or farm sack would render them temporarily out of action... they are very easy targets for a motivated individual. I’m not surprised by the numbers.

Our UK cameras are elevated, larger and much more difficult to vandalise...and require rather more ingenuity to disable...

The French are quite good about informing the public about how much of ‘their tax euros’ are required to replace vandalised cameras.
I would have thought a can of black spray on the end of a stick would be capable of disabling most of ours! smile
Doesn't the normal procedure involve the use of an old tyre and some petrol?

zygalski

5,459 posts

83 months

Saturday 12th January
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What's all this kerfuffle about criminals helping pay off government debt? Seems perfectly rational to me.
PH members suddenly soft on crime when it suits.
rolleyes