In Ratingen, a municipality in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a court fined a motorist 1,200 euros after it was lifted in January 2020. The man was driving at 60 kilometers per hour on a track with a maximum speed of 50 kilometers per hour. . But it was not because 10 kilometers per hour is too much that he paid a huge fine. the behavior of the person concerned. He had intentionally raised his middle finger to the camera.
The local police in North Rhine-Westphalia Mittmann denounce the problem on Facebook and speak of disrespect. “Our radar equipment has already been dropped and covered in jackets, sprayed or put away. Users of the “flashing” road repeatedly stop and verbally confront our colleagues manning the measurement points. In one case, one of our colleagues was physically attacked and injured,” they wrote.
“We want to make it clear that we are not using speed cameras to deceive motorists, but to increase road safety. This is why we are on roads where people are known to drive too fast or where dangerous situations happen. We are near schools, kindergartens and even where he wants to. Residents are us because they tell us about speed. We do it for the safety of all road users – but we won’t be offended.”