Arizona Limit Photo Radar (2010)
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Text of measure
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 28, chapter 3, article 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 28-711, to read:
28-711. Photo enforcement systems; limitation on citation issuance
Speeding citations shall not be issued in the State of Arizona based on evidence obtained from photo radar or any other photo enforcement system except in cases of excessive speeds defined as speeds exceeding the posted speed limit by more than twenty miles per hour.
Supporters made the following general arguments:
- Cameras are being inappropriately used to generate revenue.
- Cameras lack the judgment necessary to increase public safety
- Cameras do not immediately stop a public safety threat
- Cameras will lead to fewer patrol vehicles
- This measure is required to restrict cameras to a secondary purpose of enforcing criminal behavior
- In the state of Arizona, criminal speeding on a highway is defined as over 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. The proposed ballot initiative would limit the use of photo radar to criminal speeding.
No formal opposition had been identified as of May 2009.
Ballotpedia readers should know that the Arizona Department of Public Safety disputed the general claim that the cameras are being used inappropriately, and defends their use as a commitment to reduce collisions.
Path to the ballot
A lawsuit was rumored to be filed by Shawn Dow against the company that operated the cameras. Redflex would be shut down if the lawsuit was filed by Dow and was won. In addition, if the lawsuit was won by Dow, all those who have been ticketed by this program would have gotten refunds . According to Dow: "They're violating the law and the tickets have just been a scam. We're going to get refunds, just like the state of Minnesota did."
- Arizona 2010 ballot measures
- Arizona House of Representatives
- Arizona State Senate
- Laws governing the initiative process in Arizona
- Supporter's Website: Limit Photo Radar
- Secretary of State ballot application
- History underscores unpopularity of photo radar
- Arizona Secretary of State Official Website
- Secretary of State Application
- Limit Photo Radar, About Us Page, accessed 2009-05-16
- Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo Enforcement Website, accessed 2009-05-16
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Initiatives, Referendums & Recalls"
- KPHO.com, "Activist to file speed cam lawsuit," November 20, 2009
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