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Old 04-02-2010, 01:57 AM
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Originally Posted by Cyborg13 View Post
They give you a half-mile and a 300 ft warning that there are cameras ahead. They don't just "pop up."

The cameras also only ticket vehicles going over 10MPH over the limit. Not sure what good raising that threshold to 15MPH would be, unless you prefer to use the +10 to +15 range specifically.
That is exactly one of the MANY reasons why this robotic radar system is a boondoggle. The warning signs easily allow drivers like me to coast down to about five to seven MPH over the limit (no braking required) and still avoid being flashed. Those who are snapped by the cameras obviously aren't attentive enough to see the signs. Besides, most of the people who do receive camera citations aren't even paying them ... and even in the slight chance that these tickets are paid, they don't appear on the person's driving record.

It's all a money gathering scheme which is actually going to end up backfiring on the state if this program is allowed to continue. The parent company (Redflex) is profiting from the majority of the revenue that is collected from these citations ... and Arizona is losing money with the operating costs of these cameras.

The supporters will claim that the presence of cameras is making people drive slower. Sure, they drive slower near the camera sites (thanks to the warning signs), but then resume their speed after they are out of range. I fail to see how driving slow is a positive result anyway. Arizona's climate and generally good roads allow for faster driving. Slower is not always safer. If driving fast was dangerous, then I would have had a plethora of speeding tickets and numerous accidents by now ... but I have had NONE of those things. Has nothing to do with luck either. Awareness plays a major role.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:23 PM
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Get it turned off!
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:29 PM
Location: Full time RV"er
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Originally Posted by Steve Pickering View Post
Yes, they can have the drivers license suspended across state lines.
no they can't if you just demand a verified complaint on the ticket from the private company that operates them
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