Redflex faces lawsuit for unapproved radar devices


From the Phoenix Business Journal:

Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. is facing what could become a class action lawsuit for allegedly using radar that was not approved for use in the U.S., a dispute also hanging up its contract with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The lawsuit, which also names the town of Paradise Valley as a defendant, was filed at the end of August in Maricopa County Superior Court by James G. Tavernetti of Paradise Valley. He claims that a ticket he received in mid-July came from a mobile van used by Scottsdale-based Redflex allegedly equipped with a British radar system that had not been approved for such use by the Federal Communications Commission.

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Tavernetti’s lawsuit alleges Redflex was negligent and committed fraud by using devices that were not approved in the U.S. The lawsuit does not specify the damages it seeks,

While a speeding ticket from a mobile van can run from $180 up, Moring said many people would not sue to get their money back, which is why the lawsuit seeks class action status.

“That’s no reason to allow a company to do what Redflex has done,” he said.

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