Cascading destruction of automatic radars last night in Calvados

Cascading destruction of automatic radars last night in Calvados
Cascading destruction of automatic radars last night in Calvados

Three automatic radars were vandalized in Calvados on the night of Tuesday May 7 to Wednesday May 8, 2024. An investigation is open.

The residents of Cheux, Noron-la-Poterie and Truttemer-le-Grand must have been surprised this Wednesday, May 8, in the morning, when they took the road. The fixed automatic speed cameras installed near their homes were all vandalized during the night.

In this case, the equipment was set on fire. Totally destroyed, they are now out of service.

Is this a simple coincidence or a real anti-radar operation? A gendarmerie investigation was launched to try to provide an answer to this question. Especially since this is not the first act of vandalism targeting automatic radars in recent weeks.

In mid-March, the speed control equipment located in Valdallière, between Vassy and Viessoix, on the RD512 was covered with paint. At the beginning of April, the turret radar installed on the D962 in Montilly-sur-Noireau, on the axis linking Flers to Condé-en-Normandie, was sawn down. Is the damage the work of one or more related people? Once again, the police will try to clarify these facts.

Three degrees of sanctions punish the perpetrators of radar damage. Displaying stickers, graffiti or obscuring or covering the window of a radar may be punished with a community sentence and a fine of up to 15,000 euros.

The perpetrator of the fire, theft or explosion of a radar faces five years in prison and a fine of up to 75,000 euros. Finally, if the action was carried out by a group of people or a masked individual, the penalty is up to 7 years of imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 euros.


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