Italian town catches 58,000 speeding cars in two weeks – BBC News

When the tiny Italian town of Acquetico set up a trial speed camera, it did not expect to see a probable record: 58,568 speeding offences in just two weeks.

Local mayor Alessandro Alessandri set up the pilot after dozens of the 120 residents complained about speeding.

But even he could hardly believe the results that arrived on his desk.

The data showed, on average, a speeding car passed every few minutes in the 50km/h (31mph) zone – with the worst offender reaching 135km/h (84mph).

“It’s really madness, considering that we have inhabitants who regularly move within the village and cross the road,” Mayor Alessandri told Italy’s Ansa news agency.

Source: Italian town catches 58,000 speeding cars in two weeks – BBC News

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