“Disturbing trends in traffic cameras”
The Arizona Republic
Regarding photo-traffic enforcement in Arizona, I find it very disturbing and quite outrageous that our state government would:
1. Conspire to outsource our traffic police to a foreign country in exchange for a percentage of the fines they generate.
2. Allow the Australian company Redflex to redistribute hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from photo enforcement back to Australia while the American economy collapses.
3. Claim that photo-traffic enforcement is making our streets much safer when rear-end collisions increase by as much as 54 percent where ever cameras are installed because drivers slam on their brakes when they see the camera’s flash.
It also makes me wonder that since automotive historians are now calling Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross the “mother of freeway photo radar,” does that make Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano the “godmother”?
If you are wondering where this huge statewide expansion of photo enforcement is all going, just follow the money. – Bill Gilmore, Phoenix