Motor insurance: Speed camera 'set alight'

Friday, 16 May 2008

Vandals have set fire to a speed camera close to Bath in the latest incident of criminal behaviour.

The device on the A4 Batheaston Bypass was torched last weekend as drivers became frustrated with its presence, reports the Bath Chronicle.

Safety Camera Partnership spokesman Dave Gollicker stated that the camera will be replaced as quickly as possible.

"Action has been taken by contractors to visit the site and remove it and get it repaired," he commented.

In recent times, the partnership has introduced more smaller cameras that can be used to capture potential vandals harming the cameras.

But Mr Gollicker refused to stipulate if these had been set up at the location in question, which is a dual carriageway and has a 50mph limit.

Another speed camera in an area of Hertfordshire has been taken down because the council said that the road is safe enough not to require its presence.

Drivers caught speeding may find that their car insurance premiums are negatively impacted upon.

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