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Old 01-10-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley
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Speed cameras are in Europe to slow down drivers because as humans, we have a need for speed, wink. Safety should be the utmost concern for using them and helping drivers realize that this area can be dangerous. Tickets are for the dangerous drivers that risk our lives everyday.

That's my humble opinion.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Speed cameras are in Europe to slow down drivers because as humans, we have a need for speed, wink. Safety should be the utmost concern for using them and helping drivers realize that this area can be dangerous. Tickets are for the dangerous drivers that risk our lives everyday.

That's my humble opinion.
I'm not a "dangerous driver" and I got one of those radar tickets. In Prescott. I had just turned off of a 45 MPH road to a 35 MPH road but I never did see a speed limit sign. I thought it was the same since it was four lane, etc.. I didn't see any photo radar signs either but then I have to admit I WAS kind of looking around at all the changes since I'd last been there. Anyway, I got the ticket in the mail and paid it. But one ticket, in over 50 years, doesn't make me "dangerous". Most people aren't but I admit most people DO drive faster than the speed limit everywhere.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley
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Where did I refer to you as a dangerous driver?
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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Where did I refer to you as a dangerous driver?
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Originally Posted by LittleGirly View Post
Speed cameras are in Europe to slow down drivers because as humans, we have a need for speed, wink. Safety should be the utmost concern for using them and helping drivers realize that this area can be dangerous. Tickets are for the dangerous drivers that risk our lives everyday.

That's my humble opinion.
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I'm not a "dangerous driver" and I got one of those radar tickets. In Prescott. I had just turned off of a 45 MPH road to a 35 MPH road but I never did see a speed limit sign. I thought it was the same since it was four lane, etc.. I didn't see any photo radar signs either but then I have to admit I WAS kind of looking around at all the changes since I'd last been there. Anyway, I got the ticket in the mail and paid it. But one ticket, in over 50 years, doesn't make me "dangerous". Most people aren't but I admit most people DO drive faster than the speed limit everywhere.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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The only reason people most likely didn't pay them is because you don't have to. Arizona law states that you have to be ticketed in person so until a sworn officer or process server comes and hands you the ticket...It's just a piece of paper.

However, I have two different opinions when it comes to the cameras. The speed trap cameras don't work, because everyone knows where they are and they just slow down before they get there and speed back up after. The only time they might work is when placed before and intersection like Ajo and Alvernon. I do think the red light cameras should stay however, to keep people from running red lights all the time (which they seem to do a lot, it's like their light goes red and three more cars continue to go) and help cut down on the amount of accidents.
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