59 thousand violators were fined for 14 days in the Italian townNovember 22, 2018
In a city with a population of 1,400 people, one speed control camera is installed.
The only camera installed near the church in the Ligurian commune of Pieve di Teco, for two weeks recorded 58,568 times the speeding. The limitation of 50 kilometers per hour is violated by about half of the drivers passing through the city with a population of only about 1,400 people.
According to the mayor of Pieve di Teco, Alessandro Alessandri, he is constantly being approached with complaints of reelers, and he is very concerned about the safety of local residents. Alessandri hoped that the camera would become a deterrent, since the city administration has no desire to fine the drivers. However, most drivers travel through the city at a speed of about 100 kilometers per hour. The maximum was 135 kilometers per hour.
Alessandri explains the large number of cars passing through the city by the popularity of this road among drivers who seek to avoid high-speed cameras and toll roads. More often, they simply don’t pay attention to the speed control warning sign that appears.
In January, The New York Times conducted an investigation and found out how watching movies of the Fast and the Furious franchise affects the number of speeding offenses. Journalists noticed that the average speed of violators increased by 20 percent in the three weeks before and three weeks after the premiere of the next film.