Candidate Calls Photo Enforcement “Invasive”


Cecil Ash, candidate for Arizona State House (Legislative District 18 – Mesa) has sent us the following response regarding photo enforcement:

I support the use of photo radar as a means of encouraging traffic safety. I do not support photo radar as a means of raising revenue, or attempting to balance the state budget.
As a former prosecutor of traffic cases, I recognize and support any technology that enhances our ability to objectively determine the facts.
However, when invasive technology is used to restrict our rights, or merely to raise revenue, we have crossed the line. There may be particular intersections or sections of highways where safety is an issue. The presence of photo radar there may help to reduce accidents.
But to arbitrarily locate devises [sic] to catch speeders because the government has over-spent its budget is inappropriate.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Regards,
Cecil Ash
You know there’s a serious problem with the way the State of Arizona does business when proponents of photo radar start raising serious questions regarding the true motives behind enforcement methods.
We thank Mr. Ash for his time in responding to our request.

2 Responses to Candidate Calls Photo Enforcement “Invasive”

  1. Tryor says:

    I agree a hundred percent with Ash. He’ll make a good legislator.

  2. […] tab-stops:list .5in;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none’> I support the use of photo radar as a means of encouraging traffic safety. I do not support photo radar as a means of raising revenue, or attempting to balance the state budget. As a former prosecutor of traffic cases, I recognize and support any technology that enhances our ability to objectively determine the facts. However, when invasive technology is used to restrict our rights, or merely to raise revenue, we have crossed the line. There may be particular intersections or sections of highways where safety is an issue. The presence of photo radar there may help to reduce accidents. But to arbitrarily locate devises [sic] to catch speeders because the government has over-spent its budget is inappropriate. Thank you for the opportunity to respond.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Regards, Cecil Ash [source] […]

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