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Camera Fraud Article: DPS: Two Tickets Safer Than One

Over the past week (and several other times in the past), DPS has ordered Redflex to park speed vans in one of their favorite spots on Eastbound 101 where it goes under I-17. Those familiar with this stretch of freeway know that the closest entry point to this stretch of the freeway is 101 & 51st Ave and that there is a fixed speed camera located near the 35th Ave exit which is less than a mile west of this speed van van location.

With no on-ramps between the two camera locations, everyone who drives by the speed van must have driven by the fixed camera. And anyone getting flashed by the first camera who didn’t take an exit will likely be flashed by the second… for the same violation. Most would consider this to be double jeopardy, but DPS apparently has no qualms about a system that will issue multiple tickets to the same vehicle owner (not necessarily the driver) for the same offense.

DPS and Redflex claim that the cameras have slowed traffic down and are “modifying driver behavior,” but if this were the case, why is a second camera needed less than a mile from the first? The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the DPS thinks that mailing two tickets will make the streets safer than just sending one. With thousands and thousands of miles of freeways in this state, they want us to believe that the best use of a speed van is to park it within 1 mile of a permanent camera? This isn’t about safety, folks. It’s about revenue, and always has been.

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