Judge Gerald A. Williams, North Valley Justice of the Peace, has an op-ed piece in a recent edition of the “Foothills Focus:”
At North Valley, part of the problem was due to highway signs, or the lack thereof. For a significant period of time, people received tickets for going 66 or 67 in a 55 mph zone. The problem was that the temporary 55 mph sign was often after the camera. As such, we have had hundreds of hearing requests. Thus far, drivers in this category have almost always been found not responsible at their hearing.
The bottom line is that using photo enforcement tickets as a way to generate revenue has proven to be an extraordinarily bad idea.