Acquetico, Italy - Small European villages are not the kind of places that lend themselves to speeding.
In fact we can vouch for that - having experienced countless car launches abroad, trying to keep cars intact on the ‘wrong’ side of the road, through ultra-narrow sections that were originally designed for horses, while dodging parked cars and impatient oncoming buses.
And as a rule of thumb, the largeness of the car being launched often works in inverse proportion to the size of the streets on the route allocated to us.
Yet clearly there are many European motorists that don’t see the sense in slowing down in such confined settings where pedestrians are clearly more vulnerable than they would be in more modern urban settings - and that’s particularly the case for a small Italian town called Acquetico.
After a large chunk of the town’s 120 residents moaned about speeding motorists, its mayor decided to set up a camera, albeit only as a trial run.