Speed Trap Hunter Forum: Best Radar Detectors, Laser Jammers, Laser Detectors, Speed Cameras Forum  

Go Back   Speed Trap Hunter Forum: Best Radar Detectors, Laser Jammers, Laser Detectors, Speed Cameras Forum > National Motorists Association (NMA) Discussion Group & Forum > NMA Articles
Radar Detectors Forum Logon:


NMA Articles National Motorists Association (NMA) Articles

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 2009-05-20
NMA Reporter NMA Reporter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 2008 Feb
Posts: 125
NMA Reporter is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Majority Of Speed Camera Photos In Arizona Are Unusable

NMA Article: Majority Of Speed Camera Photos In Arizona Are Unusable

speed-camera-trash

The Arizona Republic did an analysis of the speed camera program and concluded that the majority of photos had to be thrown out. Here’s an excerpt:


Motorists activated photo-enforcement cameras on Arizona highways more than 471,000 times from December through February - more than 5,200 times each day - but on average, only about one-third of those drivers received tickets from the state Department of Public Safety.


An Arizona Republic analysis of three months of records shows Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. and the DPS threw out more than 65 percent of the photos captured.


The reasons for rejecting tickets vary but are relatively uncomplicated: Sun glare, dirty windshields and traffic rank as top causes.


There is also this reference to a “goal” that the ticket camera company has:


Redflex, a Scottsdale-based company that operates Arizona’s statewide system, has a goal of issuing tickets 80 percent of the time the cameras are activated, DPS Lt. Jeff King said.


The only goal that Redflex and the Department of Public Safety should have is to give out tickets to drivers who actually deserve tickets — not meeting some arbitrary 80 percent goal.


It’s clear that, as usual, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Redflex are more focused on making money than making the roads safer.


You can read the rest of the Arizona Republic article here.


Are You A NMA Member? If not, read about the benefits and then join!


Majority Of Speed Camera Photos In Arizona Are Unusable


Further Reading:


© 2009 NMA
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UK Cancels 24,889 Invalid Speed Camera Tickets NMA Reporter Economics & Politics 0 2009-06-21 09:42
Red Light Camera and Speed Camera CrimeLine NMA Reporter Economics & Politics 0 2009-01-07 22:11
Arizona Speed Camera Contract Can be Canceled NMA Reporter Economics & Politics 0 2008-12-24 04:34
Arizona: Red Light Camera Tickets a Speed Camera NMA Reporter Economics & Politics 0 2008-11-26 11:32
The Effect Of Speed Limits On Actual Travel Speeds NMA Reporter NMA Articles 0 2008-08-24 22:19


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02.


©2019 SpeedTrapHunter