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Old 01-07-2014, 11:21 PM
 
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The real reason is people are standing up against this garbage and not paying the bogus tickets.

Pima County To Shut Down Speed Enforcement Cameras « CBS Las Vegas
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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I'm sure I don't speak for everyone, but some of us appreciate the fact that these cameras have had a great effect on reducing speeding in some of Tucson's busiest areas.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:28 AM
 
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The real reason is people are standing up against this garbage and not paying the bogus tickets.

Pima County To Shut Down Speed Enforcement Cameras « CBS Las Vegas
I did not read anything in the article that state or implied people were not paying tickets or "bogus" tickets.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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I did not read anything in the article that state or implied people were not paying tickets or "bogus" tickets.
They would not take them down if they were making money. Arizona used to have cameras all over the freeways but not enough people were paying the tickets so they took them down a little over 3 years ago. I suspect the same thing happpened here. It is my opinion.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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I'm sure I don't speak for everyone, but some of us appreciate the fact that these cameras have had a great effect on reducing speeding in some of Tucson's busiest areas.
I could not agree more, Jukesgrrl.

From all I have read the Speed Cameras were very effective. So much so, most drivers were slowing down, even respecting the speed limit, once they spotted the warning signs. Maybe the warning signs should be removed and leave the cameras up? Has anyone ever noticed any type of "alerts" for cops waiting patiently on the side of the road with Radar Guns?

ISN'T THAT THE PRIMARY REASON FOR THE CAMERAS?

I live very close to the Oracle and River Road intersection. Over the years I have personally witnessed a huge decline in accidents since the installation of the Red Light Cameras.

As far as I'm concerned . . . one accident avoided, one less injury and/or one life saved makes them worth every penny.

Obviously . . . THE CAMERAS WORK.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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I could not agree more, Jukesgrrl.

From all I have read the Speed Cameras were very effective. So much so, most drivers were slowing down, even respecting the speed limit, once they spotted the warning signs. Maybe the warning signs should be removed and leave the cameras up? Has anyone ever noticed any type of "alerts" for cops waiting patiently on the side of the road with Radar Guns?

ISN'T THAT THE PRIMARY REASON FOR THE CAMERAS?

I live very close to the Oracle and River Road intersection. Over the years I have personally witnessed a huge decline in accidents since the installation of the Red Light Cameras.

As far as I'm concerned . . . one accident avoided, one less injury and/or one life saved makes them worth every penny.

Obviously . . . THE CAMERAS WORK.
Your post proves 100% that photo radar is nothing but a money making scam. Since I do not live in Tucson, I will use your experience. Per your post, the cameras have successfully stopped speeders and lowered the amount of accidents. If it was about safety like they claim, why not leave them up? One of the two, or a combination of the two has happened. People know where all the cameras are so they don't speed in those areas, and the people who do get the tickets don't pay them. That shouldn't matter if it was all about safety since they are effective at curbing accidents. Maybe the answer is to leave up the warning signs and remove the cameras?
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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Very valid points, LVD . . . I definitely agree to a certain extent.

One point you neglected . . . sadly, most politicians are more interested in the God Almighty Dollar and being reelected than our safety.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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Very valid points, LVD . . . I definitely agree to a certain extent.

One point you neglected . . . sadly, most politicians are more interested in the God Almighty Dollar and being reelected than our safety.
I was thinking about it more, and this is what I think they should do. Keep the warning signs up, and have motorcycle cops randomly do speed traps at each of the 11 sites regularly. People would still not speed since they do not know whether or not a cop is there. The people who do get speeding tickets would not be able to get out of them like photo radar tickets....win win.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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Has anyone ever noticed any type of "alerts" for cops waiting patiently on the side of the road with Radar Guns?
Bummer, do you mean like this?
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Bummer, do you mean like?
Close, CheyDee . . .

I was thinking more along the "alert" signs you see as you approach the Speed or Red Light Cameras.
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