The “Yellow Vest” movement is far from dead. They have successfully destroyed 60 percent of France’s speed cameras. The French government is whining about this claiming that not having speed cameras risks lives which is total bullshit.
MEMBERS OF THE YELLOW vest movement in France have reportedly vandalized and destroyed more than half of the country’s speed cameras.
A spokesman for the French Ministry of the Interior told CNN that 60 percent of France’s speed cameras, about 3,200 in total, have been vandalized since November, threatening road safety and putting people’s lives at risk.
The demonstrations, which began in November as a protest to an environmentally friendly fuel tax, have absorbed a variety of other causes, many of them based around pocketbook issues.
The vandalism targeting cameras is seen as a response to the country’s government lowering speed limits in July. According to CNN, speed limits were decreased from 56 mph to 50 mph on two-lane highways – a decision officials made in an effort to reduce vehicle accidents and deaths.
But the protesters feel the speed cameras are only a way for the country to take money from poor, the BBC reported. All around France, speed cameras are covered in paint or black tape that prevents them from taking photos of speeding cars’ license plates and sending the motorists a ticket.
These speed cameras are just another form of taxation on the French people. It’s an utterly insane thing. They already pay a ridiculous amount of money in taxes and on top of that they lowered the speed limit so these speed cameras could ticket more people.
It’s a form of taxation implemented under the guise of public safety. The fact of the matter is that the French government has no right to talk about public safety. They’ve allowed hordes of third world savages into the country who have committed acts of terrorism and all sorts of criminality.
It’s ridiculous to think that they can lecture people about public safety when they do nothing about the most visible and obvious threat to the population. The “Yellow Vest” movement should destroy 100 percent of these retarded speed cameras.