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Arizona is the first state to implement a statewide photo-radar system; similar programs have been used in foreign countries.
The program calls for 100 stationary and mobile cameras throughout the state.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety snapped dozens of photos of drivers Friday in the launch of its speed-enforcement program.
Originally posted by In nothing we trust
What they are telling you, "We will only use this sytem to photograph speeders for the purpose of issuing speeding tickets."
[edit on 28-9-2008 by In nothing we trust]
At some intersections where red-light cameras have been installed, it has been determined that the duration of the yellow signal was illegally shortened, thereby ensuring that there would be more violations and thus, more revenue. In the Tennessee case, 176 tickets ($8800 in fines) were refunded to drivers caught in the first 0.9 seconds after the signal turned red when it was discovered that the length of the yellow signal timing had been reduced by that amount. In some areas, red light enforcement cameras are installed and maintained by private firms such as Affiliated Computer Services. In many cases, these private firms also administer the processing of citations. Many people disagree with this privatization of a police function.
Ohio warned that even this amount has fallen fall short of their needs. Desperate for revenue, the city had planned on expanding its automated ticketing machine network to issue enough fines to create $2.5 million to spend on vital local projects. For a number of reasons, the city will only rake in $1.8 million in profit