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Paris : France | Apr 10, 2012 at 2:18 AM PDT
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Opponents say increasing the motorway speed limit will add to pollution and road deaths

The angry residents of Courcelles in Burgundy, a small village in south east of Paris are voluntarily going to pay €70,000 ($91,500) cost of a speed limit control camera to be installed on their street road

Mr. Guy Reibel is leading the group of these resident that applied for the equipment which is be erect on the busy N77 main road.

The music composer and orchestra conductor decided that it worth putting his hand in his own pocket to fund a speed camera that would sit outside his own house.

"Given an instant about the some curves on the motorway, that made it impossible for us to enter or exit our driveway without putting our lives in danger," he said.

"The speed limit here is supposed to be 50 kilometers per hour, but the speed limit was above 80 km/h.

"My own research says these machines cost around €70,000 and I'm ready to contribute up to €20,000," he said. Mr. Reibel has earlier mounted his own road safety campaign by placing a sign in his garden saying "people who speed are murderers."

The spokesman for the local authorities seem not sympathetic to the resident request, who thought it is not necessary because they only account for one accident that had happen in that village in the last ten years, when someone got injured.

"We can only put speed cameras in places where they are strong accident risks," said the spokesperson.

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Adebanjos is based in Seevetal, Niedersachsen, Germany, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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