Hated Sydney speed camera torched on The Spit Rd, Mosman

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Hated Sydney speed camera torched on The Spit Rd, Mosman

Postby Commando » August 12th, 2009, 4:57 pm

By Mark Worley From: The Daily Telegraph August 12, 2009 8:15AM

SYDNEY'S newest criminals - the speed camera torchers - have struck again in spectacular fashion, wiping out one of the city's most hated revenue-raising cameras.

The speed camera in Mosman is the fifth camera believed to have been set alight by vandals on Sydney's north shore in the past two months.

A city-bound fixed speed camera halfway up Spit Hill is believed to have been deliberately set alight at about 2am today.

Police attended the scene, taking photos and scouring the scene for evidence.

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TORCHED ... The speed camera on The Spit Rd, Mosman, destroyed by fire. Picture: BILL HEARNE Source: The Daily Telegraph


It was the fifth speed camera attack in the area since the start of June.

A fixed camera on Warringah Rd at Forestville was set on fire a fortnight ago.

At the start of July, vandals torched the north-bound camera on Pittwater Rd outside Narrabeen Lakes Public School.

And another two speed cameras, outside Narrabeen North Public School and Narrabeen Sports High, were set alight at the beginning of June.

Police said the Spit Hill camera had suffered smoke damage in the fire.

It has been estimated the damage bill for each of the four previous attacks would run between $15,000-$35,000 per camera.

Spit Rd speed traps have long drawn the ire of motorists, with the State Government removing one camera in 2005 to prevent drivers being caught twice for the same speeding offence.

Another camera on Spit Hill removed in 2005 was found to be defective after it booked ``speeding'' buses that were incapable of reaching the speeds captured on camera.

The controversial Spit Rd camera was ranked as one of the top 10 revenue raisers in the state in 2006-07, earning more than $1 million that year.
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Re: Hated Sydney speed camera torched on The Spit Rd, Mosman

Postby Commando » August 12th, 2009, 4:59 pm

He he he he he he, the taxpayer cost to replace it is probably less than the revenue lost while it's out of action. Commando approves!
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Postby Malakai » August 12th, 2009, 5:12 pm

It could only be better if they had torn them out of the ground.
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Postby wicksy » August 12th, 2009, 5:21 pm

haha thats the shit, i want some one to record the whole torching while wearing gorilla suits and make a youtube video
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Re: Hated Sydney speed camera torched on The Spit Rd, Mosman

Postby Rollin » August 12th, 2009, 7:22 pm

I need to find the people doing this so I can give them money, and more ideas :)

I believe the trick they do in europe is wedge a tyre against the top/on the top of the camera and fill it with fuel, then set it alight.

Or drill a small hole in it and fill it with expanding foam :)
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Re: Hated Sydney speed camera torched on The Spit Rd, Mosman

Postby Commando » August 12th, 2009, 7:29 pm

lol, has this become a "ways to destroy speed cameras" thread? I like where this is going :grin:

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Postby BBQBurner » August 13th, 2009, 10:48 pm

gold :good:



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Postby SIKXR6 » August 16th, 2009, 3:26 am

I'm up for 1 grand in fine and a lisense purly because of these things in the city, one was 3am on a sunday! being 18 and on minimun wage thats a month of work down the toliet. no one was even on the road just went for a late night cruse they should be removed a machine shud not be enforcing the law. smashie smashie
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Re: Hated Sydney speed camera torched on The Spit Rd, Mosman

Postby bng » August 16th, 2009, 7:40 pm

bahahaha
sydney people arnt all bad
i hate that camera, fucking stupid
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Postby LTDHO » August 17th, 2009, 8:02 am

I'd pay to have this 'Money makers' disabled.
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Re: Hated Sydney speed camera torched on The Spit Rd, Mosman

Postby DMIN8R » August 18th, 2009, 11:20 pm

"smashie smashie" LMAOOOOOO
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