Several new radar speed traps vandalised in Denmark
Several new speed traps have recently been the target of vandals. Due to the cameras of two main stations located on GrenÃ¥vej in Aarhus smashed this weekend and three more stations damaged in MÃ¥lÃ¸v and Albertslund last week, a total of 5 out of 20 boxes are now out of order.
Annoying but not surprising
The Danish road directorate reacted with annoyance, but was not overly surprised by the incidents. Directorate spokesperson, Marianne Foldberg Steffensen, told TV2: âOf course this is really frustrating. But weâve seen this happen in other countries in the beginning, too. Hopefully, itâll subside once the people lose interest.â
According to the directorate, the radar stat ionsâ damaged cameras will be repaired as soon as possible. In addition, all cases of vandalism have already been reported to the police.
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Speed traps make roads safer
The radar traps are intended to enforce the Danish speed limits more efficiently, thereby ensuring greater safety measures, which many Danes have demanded.
Apparently, vandals donât seem to realise that âabout half of all traffic accidents in Denmark are speed-related,âaccording to Mogens KjÃ¦rgaard MÃ¸ller, the head of the council for safe traffic.
A total of 3,318 casualties were the result of road traffic accidents in 2017.Source: Google News Denmark | Netizen 24 Denmark