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Old 04-30-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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Default Photo Radar Camera Speeding Ticket in Arizona

Anyone get one of these photo radar speeding tickets from Arizona? I just got one in the mail from a camera in Scottsdale, AZ.

How did you respond to yours? Alot of posts out there saying that you should not respond; that they have to "serve" you for it to count and they don't serve all tickets. Some folks say they won't bother serving you if you are in a different state.

I wasn't speeding.. what a total scam. So I don't want to pay this fine. However, I also do not want to travel back there to plead my case.. Nor do I want my license suspended.

Any experiences/ advice?
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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There is a period of I believe 90 days in which you must be formally served for the ticket to be valid. That means an officer showing up at your door or you clicking on the website listed on the ticket.
After that time period, it is dropped from the records.

Not definitive but check this site out:
Photo Radar - Red Light Camera
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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Default camera speeding ticket

I wish I had gone online before I paid that ticket I got last week. $241.00 for going 36 mph in a 25mph zone. It's on Alice street off of 7th at the catholic school. The reason I sped up was to make the light which stays on green about 1 minute. I should have made them serve me. I'll know next time. Thanks for the info. What a sneaky way to make a buck, Phoenix!
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: On a Voyage Around the Sun
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I wish I had gone online before I paid that ticket I got last week. $241.00 for going 36 mph in a 25mph zone. It's on Alice street off of 7th at the catholic school. The reason I sped up was to make the light which stays on green about 1 minute. I should have made them serve me. I'll know next time. Thanks for the info. What a sneaky way to make a buck, Phoenix!
A woman, who ignored and sped through the red light, was killed at that intersection a few years ago. She was hit broadside by a driver who actually had the green light. A child who was in the car with her was injured. As were occupants of another car involved in the three car accident.

Never mind the fact that there are numerous school crosswalks in the area with KIDS using them.

Next time stay under the posted limit. It's a SCHOOL ZONE.

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Old 05-11-2012, 01:03 AM
 
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I just caught myself wondering why this is in the OC forum.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Anyone get one of these photo radar speeding tickets from Arizona? I just got one in the mail from a camera in Scottsdale, AZ.

How did you respond to yours? Alot of posts out there saying that you should not respond; that they have to "serve" you for it to count and they don't serve all tickets. Some folks say they won't bother serving you if you are in a different state.

I wasn't speeding.. what a total scam. So I don't want to pay this fine. However, I also do not want to travel back there to plead my case.. Nor do I want my license suspended.

Any experiences/ advice?
Unfortunately, Donno, most "caught" drivers claim the same thing . . . "I wasn't speeding."

The camera systems are fairly "foolproof" and many have tried your excuse before. JUST DOESN'T WORK.

GROW UP and act responsibly . . . PAY THE FINE AND MOVE ON.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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There is a period of I believe 90 days in which you must be formally served for the ticket to be valid. That means an officer showing up at your door or you clicking on the website listed on the ticket.
After that time period, it is dropped from the records.

Not definitive but check this site out:
Photo Radar - Red Light Camera
As noted in another thread, Scottsdale uses alternative service, so it's not that simple.

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I wish I had gone online before I paid that ticket I got last week. $241.00 for going 36 mph in a 25mph zone. It's on Alice street off of 7th at the catholic school. The reason I sped up was to make the light which stays on green about 1 minute. I should have made them serve me. I'll know next time. Thanks for the info. What a sneaky way to make a buck, Phoenix!

But, by your own admission, you WERE speeding. Sneaky? No, there's no problem if there's no speeding on your part. If there's a problem with the light (which would be short if it's at a non-major cross street and only changes on demand) contact the City.

"Next time" just don't speed. Makes life much simpler.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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I wish I had gone online before I paid that ticket I got last week. $241.00 for going 36 mph in a 25mph zone. It's on Alice street off of 7th at the catholic school. The reason I sped up was to make the light which stays on green about 1 minute. I should have made them serve me. I'll know next time. Thanks for the info. What a sneaky way to make a buck, Phoenix!
You see that advice to ignore the tickets all the time. Some cities will serve you and then will charge for the cost of the service, I think.

I don't think photoradar is sneaky. I wish every school zone had a camera and everyone going over 28mph or so got a ticket in the mail.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Photo radar is a scam, and AZ is a big scam. Private companies and the towns with cameras are screwing over the public so they can make money.

Every citizen that [mod cut--language] pays the fine is the reason all this dishonest politics [mod cut-- language] Until mass amounts of us stand up to this crooked state and their officials, and say no to their stealing and excessive policing, and threats of jail, nothing will change.

Let them [mod cut, again] serve you. I got 2 of those tickets in El Mirage at one time in September, don't have a physical mailing address, and am waiting it out.

[mod cut, again] Arizona will always be corrupt until we as the public stop being so stupid, and fight these corrupt neocons.

While some people are reckless drivers and should be stopped, most are not and the traffic laws exist to make money, not make us safer.

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Old 05-11-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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Photo radar is a scam, and AZ is a big scam. Private companies and the towns with cameras are screwing over the public so they can make money.

Every citizen that [mod cut--language] pays the fine is the reason all this dishonest politics [mod cut-- language] Until mass amounts of us stand up to this crooked state and their officials, and say no to their stealing and excessive policing, and threats of jail, nothing will change.

Let them [mod cut, again] serve you. I got 2 of those tickets in El Mirage at one time in September, don't have a physical mailing address, and am waiting it out.

[mod cut, again] Arizona will always be corrupt until we as the public stop being so stupid, and fight these corrupt neocons.

While some people are reckless drivers and should be stopped, most are not and the traffic laws exist to make money, not make us safer.
Well, follow the traffic laws, and there's no financial incentive for cities to have these cameras any more (the state no longer has them). And, lots of other places have these cameras. I see that you hate it here, but please don't make it look like cities in Arizona are alone in having photo radar.

And, traffic laws do exist to make us safer. There's a financial penalty involved, yes, because there has to be a consequence.
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