A speed camera was removed by crane and thrown in a ditch in France

A French speed camera that was operating near a construction site was removed and thrown in a ditch at the side of the road.

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A French speed camera was removed from its position beside the road and thrown in a ditch. 

It is not uncommon for the people of France to display an admirable sense of purpose and 'outside-the-box' thinking when they feel wronged, or that something should change.

Sure, you can think about a revolution, but even just a few weeks ago we wrote about the French town that had increased the speed limit in order to reduce the speed that people travelled through their town. 

On the other hand, the conviction of some people can lead them to acts of protest that are unadvisable. This was the case in France at the end of last month, when Moto-Station reports that a speed camera at a construction site was removed from its roadside position and thrown down a ditch.

And, this is not a case of simply getting a few people together to pull a post out of the ground. No, as Moto-Station reports removing this camera would probably have involved a crane. Clearly, the people responsible had gone to quite the effort to remove said camera. 

Certainly, from one perspective the act is an admirable one. Speed cameras are often a menace and, more than anything else from this side, they take enjoyment out of riding your motorcycle and replace that enjoyment with anxiety. 

However, on the other side, speed cameras are clearly around for a sound reason: safety. And, in this case, the safety of construction workers, who without the camera would be working in a more dangerous environment. Ultimately, it is impossible to condone this action, even if the motives are relatable.

Top in-text image courtesy of Moto-Station.

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