Photo Enforcement Rollout Grinds to a Halt

Incessant complaints from American Traffic Solutions have thrown a kink in the state’s grand scheme to steal $10 million dollars a month from its own citizens.

In a plot worthy of a new Austin Powers movie, the state “leadership” had already authorized using the cameras to help fill a record $2 billion dollar state deficit. In total, the cameras were expected to raise (–go ahead, raise your pinky finger–) “$90 million (dollars).”

American Traffic Solutions is whining because they lost the contract to the drunk-driver enablin’, forged-traffic-citatin’ fraudsters at Redflex.

…Department of Public Safety had expected to have 50 new photo-enforcement cameras up and running by the end of September and 100 by January. But Lt. James Warriner said the rollout has been delayed while the state sorts out an appeal by a company bypassed for the contract.

The Tucson Citizen continues;

DPS rejected the complaint, and American Traffic appealed to the state Department of Administration. DPS and the two companies have until Sept. 22 to make their cases to department director William Bell.

ACTION ALERT: Call William Bell at the Arizona Department of Administration and tell him that ALL photo enforcement contracts should be rejected as unconstitutional. Post their office’s reaction to your call in the comments below.


5 Responses to Photo Enforcement Rollout Grinds to a Halt

  1. Kenneth Bond says:

    I seriously protest these camera’s which are planned on our streets and highways. They do indeed violate the principle of a person has a right to confront their accuser. Please rethink this program and cancel it.

  2. RPr says:

    called they said he was out but would give him my message.

    message: all photo radar is a total fraud. do the right thing and get rid of them all.

    she didnt want my name or number LOL

  3. Guy Incognito says:

    All calls are being handled by Alan Ecker, William Bell’s Legislative Liaison (flack). Try asking for him. I will be asking him five questions and posting his answers here as soon as I can pin him down.

  4. Guy Incognito says:

    William Bell is the wrong guy to pressure. Essentially, his office only handles disputes based on the nuts and bolts of awarding a contract. Even if the contract itself in unconstitutional, it would not be Director Bell’s charter to make that determination or act on that basis.

    We need to press our state legislators. Not William Bell.

  5. Biff Tannen says:

    In my home state of Alaska, these sorts of traffic devices were found to be unconstitutional by the Alaska Supreme Court. Although they exist in many States, they are none in Alaska. The suit was filed under State privacy laws. Pictures of motorists violate Alaska State privacy laws. I love Alaska.

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