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Bournemouth Speed Cameras Torched

Article by: robert
Date: 25 Aug 2009

pocketgpsworld.comThe Bournemouth Daily Echo has reported that three speed cameras have now been destroyed in East Dorset, all within the past month.

Firefighters who tackled the latest incident took 10 minutes to put out the blaze, but the camera was completely destroyed.

This comes at a time when Bournemouth's local councillors are still pondering whether to follow Swindon and decommission the area's fixed speed cameras altogether.

The local council continues to investigate whether its 20 fixed speed cameras have reduced speeding and accidents and whether funds could be diverted to other road safety projects and road improvements.
Posted by adamf on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:43 pm Reply with quote

has any one got any pics Laughing

Posted by portman on Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:33 pm Reply with quote

Which ones are they, i'll be on the lookout tomorrow!!

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Posted by solo12002 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:01 pm Reply with quote

I should remind you all that its illegal to do this.

However I wish a few more were taken off line!

Posted by tsdinos on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:54 pm Reply with quote

Lol In Greece the tend to shoot the cameras with rifles!!!! Especially in places like Crete!

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Posted by suziedog on Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:27 am Reply with quote

I think someone is trying to get a message across... Wink

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Posted by houghw on Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:58 am Reply with quote

I still think the funniest thing I saw was one boxingday when someone had gone along the A505 between Royston and Baldock and pulled down 3 of the 6 cameras...

But better still was that evening, on my way home, I noticed that someone else had forced open one of the housings and nicked the camera inside Smile

Posted by Mutley1971 on Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:16 pm Reply with quote

This is happening a lot in London/Kent. There have been several on the A20 burnt out and now left as bear posts. Just up the road another 2 were burnt out. They were replaced within a month, only to be burnt out again. They were missing for over a year but I noticed the other day they have now been replaced again. I wonder how long these will last? Very Happy

Posted by stuart on Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:52 pm Reply with quote

tsdinos Wrote:
Lol In Greece the tend to shoot the cameras with rifles!!!! Especially in places like Crete!

I can report that about 10 years ago when Gatsos first appeared in Dorset, they were being shot at by .22 rounds and /or 12 bore AAA.They then cost about 35,000 a go..!!!

Posted by Kar98 on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:18 pm Reply with quote

For shame! Crying or Very sad

Posted by ayh20 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:43 am Reply with quote

I guess you now understand why you don't see speed cameras much in the USA ... you'd be amazed how much damage an assault rife can do to sensitive electronics.

I've always been surprised that it doesn't happen more here.

I also heard an interesting story in Holland where someone was creating translucent stickers that were placed over the lens. They weren't obvious but complete ruined the picture ...


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Posted by tsdinos on Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:08 am Reply with quote

Transculent stickers huh? That's quite clever actually! Very Happy Very Happy
It means that you cannot notice it on the camera, unless they empty the film and see all the pictures blury beyond recognition!!!

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