A controversial event for Naples’ Police: they are forced to leave the tele-laser devices (used to measure cars speed)that are not unused at the moment because of the lack of money to revision them. The hardships last 2 months. Everything began after the sentence of the Constitutional Court, according to which “speed-check devices, such as speed cameras, need to be tested from time to time”.
For this reason, the officials of Palazzo San Giacomo, time ago, appealed to the company in charge of revision which gave an estimation that was not particularly convinient: the two devices will be checked only upon the payment of 2.000 euros. The Municipality saw such a request and blocked everything: “we have no money, we cannot proceed”.
The situation is now denounced by the trade unionists of the Department of local autonomies and local police (Diccap). “On an average day of use, the device detects at least six violations, but often more than ten, explain trade unions. Each fine is more than 120 euro: that means that the cost of revision would be paid in just three days. Instead the devices have been stopped for months with an economic damage for the Region and, especially, with great damage for the citizens.
This is not the only thing the Municipality has to solve, there is another one, probably more discouraging. The Local Police sent to Rome two of the five devices used to measure alcohol level in blood in order to be revised. But the devices stayed in Rome because the traffic policemen do not have the Viacard for the toll booths to bring the devices back.