From the Arizona Republic:
Phoenix won’t be expanding its red-light camera photo-enforcement program – at least not for now.
A summer pilot speed program, which focused on higher speeds on arterial streets outside of school zones, and right turns on red lights, had mixed results.
The Speed Van Pilot Program didn’t produce significant numbers of violations to support changing the contract with vendor American Traffic Solutions, according to staff reports.
Oh, the humanity! It’s almost as the City is disappointed to learn that additional photo enforcement is unnecessary.
When in doubt (or, in need of additional money), create new laws or expand existing ones to cause more people to fall into the violation category.
Take a hint from Scottsdale, which put ATS’ Josh Weiss on their city transportation commission, only to (surprise!) lobby for the expansion of laws that could be enforced via camera.
Some call it “one hand washes the other.”
We call it FRAUD.