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An automatic radar catches fire, an open investigation

The facts date back to 12:30 a.m., on the night of May 8 to 9. The gendarmes of Seine-Maritime are called by a motorist who reports to them a fire of a section radar, in the town of Rives-en-Seine. The incident took place near the Brotonne bridge and the firefighters managed to control the fire, reports the site Actu.fr, this Monday, May 9. An investigation was opened by the gendarmes to determine the causes of this fire. According to a judicial source, “according to the first elements, it would not be voluntary”. In addition, technicians had to intervene last week on the radar for a malfunction. However, for the time being, no track would be ruled out.

On the night of May 7 to 8, it was in Alsace, in the town of Jettingen, that a radar was also set on fire. The facts would have occurred around 3:30 a.m., says the newspaper Alsacewhich specifies that the radar had been installed on a particularly dangerous and accident-prone section in December 2019. It then replaced a previous device, which burned down in the fall of 2018. This incident occurred only four days after the fire of the radar mobile from Tagsdorf, located 7 km further on, still on the RD419.

A radar targeted

Another burned radar, this time in Puy-de-Dôme. At the end of April, on the RD210 between the municipalities of Chappes and Ennezat, where the automatic site radar was destroyed by a fire. Tires and oil were intentionally spilled in front of the speed control equipment, reported our colleagues from The mountain. Already in May 2021, orange paint had been applied to the window of the device, a few days after its installation. A few days after cleaning, the window had been damaged again with a tag inscribed. The same facts had repeated themselves over the months, in particular in July 2021, despite the surveillance operations carried out by the gendarmerie.

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