CameraFRAUD volunteers have been inquiring about Redflex’s continued operation of speed sensors after their contract expired with all three offices. We have evidence that nobody is taking ownership of the issue.
In an AZCentral “article,” it was stated that until the equipment is required to be completely removed, Redflex will still be operating their speed sensors and capturing our data for their use.
The contract states that they have 120 days to remove their equipment after it expires, but nowhere does it say that they can continue to collect data. These are public roads that Redflex littered with their mechanical heaps and they’d have to have some type of permit or contract for the continued operation of them.
Is anyone in charge here in AZ? The governor’s office emailed us and said it was false information being passed around. Maybe they need to make a phone call to Redflex and politely tell them that they’ve over-stayed their welcome.
Unless they want to use that data to make a case that Shoba, Redflex’s Master of Panic, is right. She predicted that “dangerous and aggressive driving” will be on the uptick. We’re still unclear about how those sensors can detect dangerous and aggressive driving. Maybe they can let us in on that.
Leaving the camera piezo sensors on to supposedly just collect data is a sham: our freeways are already equipped with intelligent traffic system sensors, which monitor the speed of traffic every one half to one mile. The boys from down under are up to no good.
But Governor Brewer’s spokesman has been very public lately in saying that she still wants a citizens vote on Photo Ticketing for the entire state.
We have 120,000+ names of AZ voters that agree with that sentiment.
Actions speak louder than words Governor Brewer. You’ve seen that work mightily in your favor lately.
Let’s vote on it.
ADOT has responded to our inquiry by posting a comment. Here it is:
Tim Tait, ADOT says:
Just to provide a bit of clarification, when the photo enforcement program ended, ADOT ensured that the power was off at all camera locations and that all in-pavement loop detectors were disconnected. ADOT has independent sensors (in-pavement and acoustical) that help to count cars and track general traffic flow; these sensors provide data that computers convert into the traffic maps and the travel-time estimates. ADOT’s system and that installed for photo enforcement are totally separate.
ADOT will continue to monitor the process of removal of the camera infrastructure to ensure that it is done safely and within all standards, just as we would do for any other project.
I hope this helps to provide some clarity.
– Tim Tait, ADOT
If the power has been shut off to Redflex’s fixed cameras and loop detectors (speed sensors) the info provided for this article was false: