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Angry motorists torch speed camera in backlash against scores of tickets in three days

UK Daily Mail [1]
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Speed cameras are being destroyed in what appears to be a revenge campaign by motorists.

Two on one stretch of road in East Dorset were set alight on consecutive weekends, and four others have been vandalised in the county in the past year.

Police are investigating after the GATSO machine was set alight in the early hours of Saturday in the village of Verwood.

The area is being patrolled by teams of traffic officers in marked and unmarked cars and on motorbikes in a crackdown on motorists who are speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile at the wheel or driving without insurance.

Over three days last week the teams issued fines of up to £200 to 151 drivers. Driving without insurance earned a £200 fine and six points. A total of 83 of those fined were also given penalty points on their licence.

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