Speed Camera Vans Under Attack In Australia

FURIOUS motorists fed up with speed camera fines are turning their anger against operators, intimidating them and even smashing up their cars. The most recent attack last week saw a speed camera operator threatened and a brick thrown through the window of his car as he sat inside. Attacks against operators, speed cameras and operator vehicles continue to rise. The private company that runs Victoria's speed camera program, Tenix Solutions, has expressed alarm and urged people not to attack operators. Speed cameras generate about $130 million a year for the Australian Government. In 2003, there were eight attacks on fixed-location speed and red light cameras, 23 attacks in 2004 and 39 attacks in 2005.