CameraFRAUD Street Action Success

November 24, 2008

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Unique, non-referred visits to surged during a Friday street-action / demonstration over Arizona’s busiest freeway.

The demonstration, which was held on the 16th Street overpass at Interstate 10, used a combination of “freeway blogging” (Styrofoam cups pressed into the chain link), handheld signs, and ripstop banners.

Westbound traffic was targeted first due to volume, with the message “PHOTO FRAUD” spelled out in the cups, with an arrow pointing to the right shoulder of the freeway. The response was immediate, with a sea of curious drivers honking and waving at the people above. A large banner was also visible, as well as many other large signs. (Response from drivers on 16th street was also strong.)

Eastbound traffic was then focused on. Our message in cups spelled out “NO TO PHOTO CAMS” along with the other signs we carried over.

Traffic to CameraFRAUD surged to record levels, presumably from curious motorists trying to find out information on all the commotion. A surge of traffic from west-valley Cox Communications users, followed by a surge of traffic from east-valley users, mirrored the pattern and timing of our driver targeting efforts.

The 1-10 handles hundreds of thousands of vehicles during rush hour.

Special thanks to the officers from the Phoenix Police Department for consulting with us prior to the event to ensure public safety and the safety of our demonstrators.

The cameras are coming down.

“Camera Inaccuracy”

November 17, 2008

Tom writes:

Tonight I was going 64 MPH on cruise control in a 65 MPH zone on I-10, and a temporary camera flashed at me.  I expect a ticket in a few weeks.  I doubled back and re-drove the same stretch of I-10, but in a far lane, at only 60 MPH.  I saw several cars in a row, going the same speed I was but in the “curb lane,” getting flashed by the temporary camera.  It sure seems like a money-making scheme for the state.

Comments about “if you’re going the speed limit, you don’t have to worry” are just not true!  The camera operators can set the cameras to any speed they want, and calibrate them to show you’re going faster than you really are!

Redflex is deploying countless numbers of these snap-happy drones all over the state, as previously documented during a past excursion on the 1-10 near the 7th St tunnel.

New DPS Scam Cam Locations Mapped

October 14, 2008

DPS has released information detailing their newest freeway camera scam locations. The massive roll-out will make it impossible to travel on a freeway without being under the microscope of an in-your-face camera.

The cameras, which have the capability to constantly record information, are also capable of receiving a character recognition upgrade, allowing the system to read the number plates of all passing vehicles.

Redflex recently expressed interest in moving into “homeland security” on a “national and local level.” Crosstown-competitor American Traffic Solutions went as far as to market their technology as being capable of interfacing with a national vehicle tracking database.

No worries: Every camera going up is just one more that will have to come down.

(Map Data-entry Courtesy Data source: 12 News)

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