Will Governor Brewer Do The Right Thing?

April 30, 2010

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has a lot on her plate these days. Let’s make sure she doesn’t ignore the photo radar expansion bill that was just passed at the Eleventh Hour after furious lobbying by Redflex Traffic Systems and more complicity with Photo Radar fraud by our State Legislature. SB1018 passed with only two members of the AZ House voting against it.

Here is a summary of what SB 1018 does to expand photo radar:

1. Expands the time allowed for process serving

2. It allows for the serving of a ticket before a charge is even filed. This is the equivalent of being handed an extortion letter and in fact, the would be the first law in written history to allow for this.

3. Allows off duty cops to serve tickets , which was covered last week.

4. And if that weren’t enough, it retroactively protects to the Board of Supervisors for illegally charging more fees

Governor Brewer, we know that mathematical equations and reading the State and Federal Constitutions is really difficult for our elected officials, but this one should be easy.

To our supporters, lets make sure we know how she feels:

Send this by Fax or Email to Governor Brewer’s Office:

Please live up to your previous stance that you do not like Photo Traffic Enforcement. If you do not like it, please veto SB1018 which expands it.

Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Telephone (602) 542-4331
Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883
Fax (602) 542-1381

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Avoiding Photo Enforcement, Tip #23

January 30, 2010


In this series, we’re providing tips and methods to exploit and highlight the weaknesses and problems of photo enforcement. Use at your own risk, your mileage may vary.

According to Arizona civil procedure, photo enforcement tickets are required to be personally served in order to be legally enforceable. This requirement makes it virtually impossible for a segment of our population to receive photo tickets. The best part? It’s 100% legal and doesn’t require dodging process servers. Want to know how? There are actually two such methods.

Method #1: Register your vehicles in the name of a corporation or a trust. Since a corporation cannot be served, photo tickets will never become enforceable. This won’t stop them from mailing tickets to your company, as Redflex and ATS remain hopeful that the company will rat out the driver. But nevertheless, the tickets may be tossed without concern.

Caveat: Check with your insurance company before doing this. Changing your registration may cause you to lose discounts that you otherwise qualify for. It may not be worth it.

Method #2: Change your vehicle registration address to a private mailbox (PMB). This is not the same as a PO Box, as you cannot register vehicles to a PO Box. A PMB is a mailbox service that you can purchase from a place like the UPS Store or Mailboxes, Etc. Since these locations provide you with an actual street address, your address is legal for the purpose of vehicle registration.

Caveat: Since most of these stores are private franchises and each owner may be different, you’ll may want to check what their policy is with regard to turning over your personal information should a process server request it. Most owners will protect your identity.

Bonus Tip: If you are married, register the wife’s car in the husband’s name, and the husband’s car in the wife’s name. If they try to match sex from the photo to the registration, they may toss the ticket or may do no more than mail a letter if there is a mismatch.


FRAUDULENT TICKETS TOSSED IN TUCSON

January 22, 2009

itsfraudFor Immediate Release
CameraFRAUD.com
tucson.cameraFRAUD.com

Over one thousand of American Traffic Solution’s photo fraud tickets will be dismissed in Tucson after it was revealed that the process server lied about their delivery.

If paid, the notices would have an estimated value of over $183,000.

…the concern involves a process server who allegedly filed false affidavits in some cases. Tucson City Court is now reviewing every case that the employee handled. One driver who got a ticket at the intersection of River and Oracle Roads has already had his case dismissed.

The employee under question, works as a process server for Hawkins and E-Z Messenger Legal Support Providers, a private company. The investigation into the employee started after Tucson City Court officials received complaints from people saying they were never served with their citations.

Such breaches of justice and trust are becoming more the norm rather than the exception. In September, CameraFRAUD.com broke the story on a process server who used a racial slur while delivering a Redflex-generated notice. In December, the Phoenix New Times reported on a server who impersonated a UPS driver to deliver a notice, drawing the wrath and anger of UPS officials.

“As a police officer I can tell you I’m all in favor of having a police officer in the intersection doing his job”

– Bill Conley, Pinal County Deputy and editor of CameraFRAUD Tucson, as quoted in KOLD CBS13 story regarding the tossed tickets.

Interview requests: media@cameraFRAUD.com


Photo Enforcement Related Racism? Video Released

September 22, 2008

CameraFRAUD.com has released a video (see on Youtube) provided by an east-valley family which alleges possible racism on the part of a process server who was apparently trying to serve a Redflex-generated photo enforcement citation. (Technical Note: Youtube butchered the quality of the video. We’ll try to get the higher resolution version uploaded ASAP.)


Click to view on Youtube

The family, some of whom are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, contacted CameraFRAUD.com after the incident was captured. The video shows a process server exiting his vehicle to throw an unidentified piece of crumpled paper on the ground. The man returns to a burgundy-colored vehicle which lurches forward (and possibly towards a child in the street.)  The man is heard yelling a racial slur as he sped off down a residential drive.

CameraFRAUD.com issued the the following statement on Friday:

“Just in the past six months, private photo enforcement companies have been found to violate state laws repeatedly. As if the recent arrest of a drunk photo radar van driver wasn’t enough of an insult to the people of Arizona, now it looks like Redflex and their associated companies may be using racist intimidation methods,” said a CameraFRAUD.com volunteer in a prepared statement.

CameraFRAUD.com has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday to address the revelation of the video. Members of the community are welcome to attend and express their support for the family involved in this incident. (Please RSVP on our Meetup site).

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ


Press Release: CameraFRAUD.com Press Conference and Rally

September 19, 2008

CameraFRAUD.com has announced a press conference and public rally in response to recent revelations regarding a video showing a photo radar process server using a derogatory racial slur while interacting with a member of the community.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ

The video allegedly shows a process server yelling “you’re a f—ing wetb—, go back to Mexico” after attempting to serve an individual with a Redflex-generated photo enforcement citation. The video shows that the family’s children were present during the slur. The video will be released prior to Tuesday.

“Just in the past six months, private photo enforcement companies have been found to violate state laws repeatedly. As if the recent arrest of a drunk photo radar van driver wasn’t enough of an insult to the people of Arizona, now it looks like Redflex and their associated companies may be using racist intimidation methods,” said a CameraFRAUD.com volunteer in a prepared statement.

“This Governor and the Department of Public Safety want to reward these same companies with multi-million dollar contracts to place hundreds more of these cameras around the state with the primary mission of raising revenue.”

(Members of the media may reach CameraFRAUD.com by emailing media@cameraFRAUD.com)


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