Changes For Photo Radar In The City?

phoenix1 Changes For Photo Radar In The City?Photo radar on the freeways will end on July 15th.  But what does this do to photo-enforcement programs in cities and towns around Arizona?

Nothing.  But there will be some changes because of the law this session banning the presence of cameras in certain areas.  The new law now bans the presence of cameras within 600 feet of a posted speed-limit change, which might require cities to make some changes. Some, including Tempe, are reviewing their camera locations to ensure they’re in compliance.

Last year, Tempe installed flashing lights to alert drivers to a camera’s presence in a hot spot on Rural Road.

“It’s not a gotcha (anymore),” Tempe Councilwoman Onnie Shekerjian said. “The purpose is to get drivers to slow down. It’s all about safety.”

  • Jim Sheedy

    It is my opion that it is a terrible mistake tomess around with your photo enforcement program. When I visited your state, I saw that the cameras had a definite effect on the motoring public , that wasn desirable. If you don’t like them, then maybe you should obey the laws.

  • Polyven

    If “it’s all about safety”, why should those making a left turn onto Rural from Southern be fined a huge sum for being 1-10th of a second into the intersection when the opposing traffic — even THEIR right turn lane — has at LEAST 2 seconds (haven’t completed research yet) of delay AFTER the left turn’s red light, before they can enter the intersection. Pedestrians have to wait for that amount of time, and so do opposing drivers. Whose safety is being threatened?

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