Arizona Speed Cameras May be Banished
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The state of Arizona, the U.S. pioneer when it comes to implementing speed cameras, may drop its previously praised state-wide speed camera network, as the New York Times reports.
The Arizona department of Public Safety introduced the system in late 2008 and a total of 76 of such devilish devices now threaten the motorists' wallets throughout the state.
However, profits are much smaller than previously anticipated, as only $36.8 million of the issued $127 million have been paid through September. This has happened because many of the fined drivers ignored tickets. They were able to get away with it as authorities couldn’t prove that the individuals actually received the tickets. The phenomenon started to spread as more and more people found out about this.
Some Arizona citizens have even created an organization with the aim of fighting against speed cameras.
The company who installed the devices, Redlfex, invested $16 million in this project and might not reach break the even point, so speaking of profit would be ludicrous, as the aforementioned source reports.
We know that losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war, however, this might create a relevant precedent.
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