By: Steve Dellar | 12-13-2017 | News
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Video - German Farmer Runs Over 6 Speeding Cameras With Tractor

Speeding cameras are a necessary, though very unpopular tool in the westernized society. The various claims about how rich people can avoid them more easily because a $50 or $100 dollar fine means nothing to them seems to be adaptable in future as first tests are now in place in various Scandinavian countries where speeding fines would become dependable on income. A first case of a billionaire receiving a 1 million Euro fine is already in the making

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">In der Nacht hat ein 63-Jähriger vermutlich sechs <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Blitzer</a> in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Gernsheim</a> niedergemäht. Der Schaden beläuft sich nach ersten Schätzungen auf mehrere hundertausend Euro. Mehr dazu: <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; hessenschau (@hessenschau) <a href="">December 12, 2017</a></blockquote>

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In any case, over in Germany, more specifically in the small commune of Gernsheim, some 50 kilometers from Frankfurt, a local farmer seems to have really had it in for the newly placed speeding cameras (called ‘Blitzer’ in German) in his town.

In all, the local government had placed 6 brand new cameras on poles across the town of 20,000 people, hoping to reduce the already very low death and accident rate even further. German efficiency, you know.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr"><a href=""></a><br>Unser Mann in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Gernsheim</a></p>&mdash; Jochen Lang (@jochenlang) <a href="">December 12, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The farmer got so upset with this that he drove in his tractor during the middle of the night and ran them all over, all six of them with his tractor that does no more than four miles per hour (so it took him a while then).

Police are puzzled as to why the 63-year old farmer decided to damage the speeding cameras and have claimed the man will be brought to justice. The damage is estimated to be around €600,000 ($700,000);


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Anonymous No. 13913 2017-12-13 : 10:57

Bit frustrated are we ?

Anonymous No. 13918 2017-12-13 : 13:30

In Ga (USA) the small Local City Governments abused the Speed and Stop Light cameras to the point that the generated fines in some cases were 28+% of their total annual revenues.

Example Several small Ga. towns were raking in $100,000+ a month at $85 to $150 a ticket one point. Several even had a special professional court information videos made for a special court and judge to handle the cases. Some towns too were caught adjusting the timing and other measuring devices to collect more $$$$$.

GA State level Gov. tighten the use laws too the point of fairness, that the local cities took the cameras down across the whole state.

Anonymous No. 13920 2017-12-13 : 13:32

Think about this… A small town of about 20,000 installs $700K worth of cameras. I say revenue , not safety was the motivation

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