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Old 08-19-2011, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Hey, all.

I apologize if this question has been posted before, but I'm very nervous. I'm driving to AZ in two days - going on I-10 to PHX airport from CA (and dropping my car rental off). I saw in the news that the speed cameras along the freeways has been removed, but the AZ DPS website states otherwise:

Photo Enforcement Unit : Highway Patrol - Arizona Department of Public Safety

I'm not clear if there will be cameras or not, based on the conflicting information I have... also, will there be speed cameras on local roads?

I also heard AZ's laws related to driving is very strict compared to CA. Is this true?

If it's as bad as it seems, I'll just change my travel plans and avoid AZ. It's not worth the hassle.

Thanks,
Andrew
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Speed Cameras or Red Light Cameras or no Cameras, Andy . . .

You'll be just fine is you OBEY the Speed Limits and STOP at Red Lights.

GOOD LUCK
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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DPS has not updated their website. There are NO speed cameras on AZ interstates. Off highway, that's another story, if you get flashed, it won't be by AZ DPS.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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I plan to. I just wanted to be clear because I've heard of the speed limit going up and down abruptly on I-10. I'll be driving straight to the airport, and if the cameras are installed throughout the freeway, I plan to go 60 to be safe. Not exactly going to make me popular, but hey, I'd prefer to avoid a ticket altogether.

As for red light cameras, I know to not go through a red light...so no worries there.

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Speed Cameras or Red Light Cameras or no Cameras, Andy . . .

You'll be just fine is you OBEY the Speed Limits and STOP at Red Lights.

GOOD LUCK
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Just saw your post after my reply to Bummer. That's good news. Are the cameras themselves still set up there?

So, say, if I go from the CA border on 10 to PHX Airport, without going off road (except to return the rental car, which is at the airport), there's zilch chance of me being flashed?

Just to clarify, I don't plan to speed like a demon...well, I think

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DPS has not updated their website. There are NO speed cameras on AZ interstates. Off highway, that's another story, if you get flashed, it won't be by AZ DPS.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:15 AM
 
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So, say, if I go from the CA border on 10 to PHX Airport, without going off road (except to return the rental car, which is at the airport), there's zilch chance of me being flashed?

Just to clarify, I don't plan to speed like a demon...well, I think


If you will speed like a demon, you will be flashed.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:38 AM
 
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Hey, all.

I apologize if this question has been posted before, but I'm very nervous. I'm driving to AZ in two days - going on I-10 to PHX airport from CA (and dropping my car rental off). I saw in the news that the speed cameras along the freeways has been removed, but the AZ DPS website states otherwise:

Photo Enforcement Unit : Highway Patrol - Arizona Department of Public Safety

I'm not clear if there will be cameras or not, based on the conflicting information I have... also, will there be speed cameras on local roads?

I also heard AZ's laws related to driving is very strict compared to CA. Is this true?

If it's as bad as it seems, I'll just change my travel plans and avoid AZ. It's not worth the hassle.

Thanks,
Andrew
Here is a little secret on the photo radar in Arizona even if you did get caught. Arizona does not send process servers to people with out of state plates. They will still mail the ticket hoping you pay it, but they will not enforce it like they do with Arizona residents. Recently a client in my building here got a ticket in Scottsdale and was actually going to pay the damn thing until I let them know this.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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Arizona is ranked #1 for red light runners.......I dunno, maybe that has something to do with the laws???? lol

Seriously though, if you have ever been hit by a red light runner or rear ended by some idiot who was speeding and couldn't slow down fast enough you might think differently. I do think the state has alterior motives behind the camera's (such as more income) but I think the idea behind them is good....at least until we bring some of those bad reputation numbers down.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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Just saw your post after my reply to Bummer. That's good news. Are the cameras themselves still set up there?

So, say, if I go from the CA border on 10 to PHX Airport, without going off road (except to return the rental car, which is at the airport), there's zilch chance of me being flashed?

Just to clarify, I don't plan to speed like a demon...well, I think
Zilch, zip, zero, nada, they took down all the camera fixtures and removed all of the vehicle mounted cameras as well.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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If you will speed like a demon, you will be flashed.
By who? Speeding like a demon, the only flashing he'll see are red and blues in the rear view mirror, as far as cameras are concerned, they are gone. Ask me how I know.
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