Cranky Motorists implement Block their Shot Campaign
Aussies are passionate and resourceful people and so when it comes to car fines and speed cameras, opponents of NSW’s speed cameras have launched a Social Media campaign called Block Their Shot .
In this campaign they are asking motorists in New South Wales to take action against the state’s 45 mobile speed cameras by faking “breaking down” in front of them, and in turn obscuring the camera’s view.
Some images from their Facebook page:
Needless to say this campaign has infuriated those in charge.
“I hope these idiots grow up so I don’t have to put draconian fines in place,” Roads Minister Duncan Gay told The Daily Telegraph. “If they don’t stop this stupidity I will take action.”
Raphael Grzebieta, a professor of road safety (which is apparently a thing) at the University of New South Wales echoed, albeit more delicately, Gay’s concerns.
“The people pictured on the Facebook site are hindering safety by encouraging people to break the law,” Grzebieta told The Telegraph. “If people don’t think they will not be caught by the cameras, they may think about speeding.”