Acquetico stops speeding cars

The small Italian town of Acquetico has caught 58,000 drivers breaking the speed limit in the last two weeks.

Acquetico stops speeding cars

The small Italian town of Acquetico has caught 58,000 drivers speeding in just two weeks.

A car was caught breaking the law by a new camera every few minutes, with the worst offender caught doing 135 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

The mayor of Acquetico - Alessandro Alessandri - installed the technology after people complained about how many cars were zooming along the road.

The results revealed 58,568 speeding offences were committed in a fortnight between September 13 and September 27.

The mayor couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the data, which showed one in three drivers were guilty of violating speed restrictions.

Alessandro said: "It's really madness, considering that we have inhabitants who regularly move within the village and cross the road.

"A pedestrian risks being hit by a speeding car at 135km/h, maybe at 4pm on an ordinary afternoon. We hope these speed gauges can be an effective deterrent to motorists and that they can benefit the citizens of Acquetico."

Report a problem