Vandals target Flanders speed cameras

20th November 2003, Comments 0 comments

20 November 2003, ANTWERP - Vandal attacks on fixed speed cameras in Flanders have cost EUR 160,000 in damages so far this year, with one in twenty of the region's radar-operated devices being put out of service.

20 November 2003

ANTWERP - Vandal attacks on fixed speed cameras in Flanders have cost EUR 160,000 in damages so far this year, with one in twenty of the region's radar-operated devices being put out of service.

Of the 700 unmanned cameras monitoring drivers' speed at 230 locations around the Flanders road network, 35 have been demolished or broken since 1 January.

The regional Flanders transport ministry said the number of attacks was increasing, but  insists the costs will not stop its plans to add another 175 by July 2004.

Traffic authorities in Brussels meanwhile announced the imminent installation of 157 of the devices around the capital.



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Subject: Belgian news





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