the green tire purveyors strike again

the green tire purveyors strike again


This Wednesday, September 7, SUV owners in the southern center district of Rennes had the unpleasant surprise of discovering their tires inflated by environmental activists.

A difficult awakening for some residents of district of the southern center of the city of Rennes this Wednesday, September 7. In the morning, the latter have the truth they found the tires of their cars were torn. An evil act far from small.

Indeed it was a an action organized by a group of environmental activists. Owners of affected vehicles could get on their windshield a message accessible by the environment. Finally he accused “pure vanity” SUVs “bad” for weather, report Western France. Among other joys, fashion “Caution! Your SUV kills ». Bright.

Fortunately, the matter ended well, since the victims of the action were able to re-inflate their tires. This thanks to an outpouring of solidarity from the neighborhood. A better ending, like a good response to the brutal and terrifying actions and words of anti-SUV activists.

It’s not the first step in SUV tire deflators

Still, this is not the first step in tire deflators. In France, the city of Paris is already affected for this disaster. West of France neither did he escape. The movement was seen in England, before gaining momentum in France from July. But also in other countries, like Canada, the United States, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria or Belgium.

However, this type of action illegal. Voluntary deflation of a car tire is likened to damage to the property of others. This action can lead to legal action, if the perpetrator is caught by the police or identified using a camera, for example.

The offender thus exposes himself to a Violation of class 5 according to section R635-1 of the Penal Code. This can range from the suspension of a driver’s license for up to three years, a ban on holding or carrying weapons under consent for the same period or even community service for a period of 20 to 120 hours.

In some cases, it is also possible to talk about endangering the lives of others. If the activists “warn” the owners with their leaflet, it is quite possible for the latter to ignore it. In the event of an accident, the person responsible for deflation can be sentenced according to article 223-1 of the Penal Code. Which is punishable by one year imprisonment and a fine of 15,000 euros.

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