France Raises Speed Camera Destruction Estimate

Three out of every four of France’s speed cameras have been destroyed or disabled since the Yellow Vest movement kicked off sixteen weeks ago. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner raised the estimate, previously set at sixty percent of cameras taken offline, during an interview last week with France 2. Castaner also tried to blame camera destruction for the increase in road accidents in January, but as reported last month, more reliable long-term government figures show road fatalities were at an all-time low during the peak of the Yellow Vest protests. Those protests continued once again this weekend with government forces using extreme force to suppress dissent.