The most obvious example of how laughable photo enforcement is as a law enforcement tool is its inability to identify violators. Most patriots would see this alone as a reason why photo enforcement should never be used in this country.
Larry Fitzgerald, a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, found this out first hand. He recently received 5 photo tickets in the mail; however, 4 of the 5 tickets had photos of a person clearly of another race. The Phoenix New Times reports that these tickets have since been dismissed, most likely after these tickets received media attention. Those of us who are unlikely to make news at outlets like TMZ will probably still have to go to court or respond to tickets issued to the wrong person. That is, only if we are served of course. An officer reviews each ticket? Yeah, right.
So, driving a car registered to a person of the opposite sex or registered to someone who looks nothing like you is our tip for the week. According to page 8 of the Redflex operations manual, they’ll still send you a ticket. But if you do get served and report to court, you should have no problems getting your case dismissed.
Tip: If you’re married, register the car you drive most in your spouse’s name ONLY, and register the spouse’s primary car in your name. And remember, you are NEVER required to divulge the true identity of the driver. That’s what police and detectives are for!