In June somebody sabotaged the speed camera on the A-44 just before the turn off for Sierra Nevada, forcing the police to make do with mobile ones.
This stretch of autovía is limited to 100 KPH, and those that know the road almost always slow down for this infamous speed trap, which is now, after just over three months, being repaired (Boo!).
The sabotage was carried out by using spray paint to cover the lense, etc.
Now, this speed camera is the one that had the highest amount of ‘kills’ in the whole province, where there are 14 fixed, speed cameras.
Yes, the blighter provided the proof for 6,791 fines, which, believe it or not, is just over 40% of all the fines metered out by these machines in the province of Granada during 2017.
Interestingly, when you compare the fines corresponding to 2015; i.e., 1,872 fines, you can see that the amounts of fines tripled in just two years.
We can extract one conclusion from these facts: the speed camera is not a success in the sense that it is not making drivers slow down, which lends a bit of credence to those that say that the speed traps are not there to improve road use but are merely a means of pulling in money.
Anyway, it will cost 5,000 euros to fix the speed camera, whereas to provide a new one to replace it would cost up to 60,000 euros.
(News: Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)