“One Hundred Million Dollars!”

November 13, 2008

ATS has sued rival scam-cam vendor Redflex Group for $100 Million dollars, saying Redflex acted “illegally by using radar units that lacked required government certification”

Further proving that its for the children all they want to do is take your money, ATS is not only suing for the $100 Mil, they want the profits from the illegitimate tickets:

The ATS lawsuit asked for damages, its own lost profits and for Redflex’ profits from use of non-certified radar. “Damages are substantial and may approach $100 million,” the lawsuit stated.

CameraFRAUD.com’s BFF (best-fraud-forever), Shoba Vashawahwhatever, apparently wasn’t too talkative:

…Redflex spokeswoman Shoba Vaitheeswaran on Thursday declined comment on the lawsuit filed Nov. 5.

Of course, a little bird tells us that the 100 mil figure was no accident: rumor has it that ATS top execs were watching “SWAT” during a board meeting and figured the number sounded good while being screamed out in a pseudo French accent.

The Scam Saga Continues on the US-60

October 22, 2008

Redflex contractors were spotted on the US-60 near Gilbert Road early Wednesday morning, apparently installing cabling and electrical components in the median for auxiliary flash units like the one pictured to the left.

Eastbound traffic was restricted as the HOV lane was closed to make room for workers installing the state’s newest budget-balancing magic wand.

Workers had to kill the power to miles worth of freeway lighting in order to avoid being zapped to a crisp, leaving the freeway dark except for vehicle headlights.

Candidate Calls Photo Enforcement “Invasive”

October 17, 2008

Cecil Ash, candidate for Arizona State House (Legislative District 18 – Mesa) has sent us the following response regarding photo enforcement:

I support the use of photo radar as a means of encouraging traffic safety. I do not support photo radar as a means of raising revenue, or attempting to balance the state budget.
As a former prosecutor of traffic cases, I recognize and support any technology that enhances our ability to objectively determine the facts.
However, when invasive technology is used to restrict our rights, or merely to raise revenue, we have crossed the line. There may be particular intersections or sections of highways where safety is an issue. The presence of photo radar there may help to reduce accidents.
But to arbitrarily locate devises [sic] to catch speeders because the government has over-spent its budget is inappropriate.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Cecil Ash
You know there’s a serious problem with the way the State of Arizona does business when proponents of photo radar start raising serious questions regarding the true motives behind enforcement methods.
We thank Mr. Ash for his time in responding to our request.

Bid Bickering to Bite Busy Bureaucrats

September 6, 2008

Crybaby of the Year Award nominee American Traffic Solutions is still fuming over losing a lucrative $20-Million dollar contract to their arch nemesis: the lawbreaking, picture taking, money making Redflex Group.

ATS flunky/spokesperson Josh Weiss sniveled and sobbed to the East Valley Tribune about his company’s intention to appeal the recent DPS decision allowing Redflex to keep their photo-radar contract. Redflex recently acknowledged that they violated federal law regarding certification and approval of their proprietary radar equipment, and offered to refund up to 4,800 tickets. DPS declined to refund the citations, triggering a potential class-action lawsuit.

If the appeal is declined, ATS plans to sue the State of Arizona, and, surprise: your taxpayer dollars are going to be used to try to get the state out of this mess. Perhaps the state government should have thought about all the possibilities before exposing the state, and the taxpayers, to additional liabilities.

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