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Old 01-02-2008, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Article: Angry drivers torching traffic cameras in England



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Apparently, the Luddite tradition of machine breaking is alive and well in its country of origin. According to a report, a group calling itself MAD -- or Motorists Against Detection -- have taken to setting autonomous traffic cameras ablaze across the United Kingdom, and are detailing their exploits on a website (of course).
You'd think an ecodriver would be safe from the speed cameras. But I have to admit I've been above the limit during both a pulse and a glide.

In fact, the fastest I've driven a car in the past 5 years was during a long glide in the B.C. Rockies

And let's not get into the issue of traffic lights changing from green to amber...

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Old 01-02-2008, 07:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At last, a good use for explosives.
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Let that be a lesson to Big Brother in the U.S.
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So I posted this over on instructables, knowing theres a few people from the UK that would likely comment...

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There's some interesting comments -- it sounds like even the more "regular" folks aren't happy either... Regular meaning the ones less likely to torch their own tax dollars
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There's no easier way to state your point than domestic terrorism? (hyperbole acknowledged)
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There's no easier way to state your point than domestic terrorism? (hyperbole acknowledged)
Not domestic terrorism... Domestic freedom fighting

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