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Old 12-06-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Special gift wrap for der Nederlanders

UK, The Netherlands: Speed Cameras Destroyed, Gift-Wrapped

"Beginning around 4am Friday morning, about 250 speed cameras throughout The Netherlands were gift-wrapped in festive boxes that prevented the devices from issuing automated tickets. The cameras were thus decorated as part of a publicity stunt for the "Go Fast" energy drink with the help of about seventy company employees. Many of those involved dressed either as Saint Nicholas or Zwarte Piet as they went about their work, costumes appropriate for the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas. In a previous stunt, several speed cameras had "Go Fast" advertising stickers placed on them -- most of which are still in place. This time, however, police were quickly dispatched to remove the cardboard gift boxes so that ticketing could resume".

I'll assume the drink company paid a big chunk for the advertising stunt, but I like the gift boxing idea - nice picture at the link.
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