And this is the way it should be. France's biggest TV station, Tf1 , showed last week that the French cops are fed up with quotas and the whole drive towards increased revenue by cops. They are fed up with radars being used to generate money, moved to strategic locations, not for safety but from more money.
So several of them have started to strike back. In the video shown on TV (Auto-Moto program ), a camera crew follow a couple of cops going to radars and using garbage bags and duct tape, masking off the radars, rendering them useless.
They are brave cops, since if they get caught, not only will they lose their jobs, but risk 5 years in prison. But they are fed up with the financial climate that lives in the police headquarters. It's all about maximizing money, not about making France safer.
Thankfully there are still a few cops with a conscience.
Click here for the video (in French, and you'll need to sit through a few ads before getting to see it).