Conspicuously absent is a DP$ Talivan every 20 miles on Arizona’s freeways!
If you remember Thanksgiving weekend from 2008, DP$ and then-governor Janet Napolitano vowed, in the name of safety, to place a mobile Scamera Talivan every 20 miles on Intertsates 10 and 40. See DP$’ Press Release here. Afterwards, DP$ was quick to pat themselves on the back for all the lives the camera saved that weekend. But if you read Vanderpool’s statement for this year, he makes 2008 sound pretty dangerous…
During the Thanksgiving holiday last year, Wednesday through Sunday, DPS Officers investigated 390 collisions, including 110 that involved injuries and one that resulted in a fatality.
Evidently, safety simply wasn’t a priority this year. It will be interesting to see DP$’ stats for this Thanksgiving Weekend. If they’re down compared to 2008, they won’t be able to credit their greedy Talivan’s Scameras!