BREAKING: Redflex Cameras in Tempe are Coming Down

July 11, 2011

Redflex Scamera in Tempe, soon to be scrap metal.

Redflex just found out what happens when you sue your own client (City of Tempe) to squeeze as many dollars as possible out of them.

As of July 19th, Redflex red light, photo radar and mobile scameras will be shut off and begin collecting dust until they’re ripped out. This comes almost exactly one year after the end of the extremely unpopular Redflex freeway photo radar program with Arizona DPS.

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Redflex Lawsuit Will Cost Tempe Taxpayers

December 21, 2010

Tempe and Redflex aren’t talking because, well, their talking points are now gone. Any justification either one had left for the ring of scameras found within that city can no longer be used.

Photo radar is now costing everyone in Tempe money for legal fees, regardless of whether they’ve been ticketed.

This is clearly about money, always has been and now the local media is having a different conversation than they were two years ago. The biggest change is the PR campaign by city officials and camera company lobbyists has transformed into a silence routine. They know they’re finished and are just attempting to “bury the lead.”

Unfortunately for them, they don’t have that option anymore. 3TV tried to get both sides to comment on their impending lawsuit and both declined.

It’s a good thing we all know what the score is!


Santas Join Photo Enforcement Revolt

December 22, 2008

The Cameras are Coming Down Getting Wrapped?

Apparently taking a break from screaming kids at various valley malls, a team of Saint Nicks decided to deal a temporary death-blow to various Redflex cameras in the City of Tempe.

Armed with wrapping paper and gift boxes, these anti-surveillance Santas boldly delivered some holiday cheer to the delight of passing motorists.

Much like the “post-it note ninja,” the modus operandi seems to be the same: Active resistance through non-violent, non-damaging means.

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Malfunction of the week

November 21, 2008

Numerous people have contacted to report a photo scam cam malfunctioning in Tempe:

Graham emails in:

I was sitting at the Starbucks on the SE corner of this intersection today (Wed, Nov 19, 6:15 pm). The camera monitoring E-W Guadalupe traffic is having an epileptic fit, flashing every couple of seconds on legitimate traffic (only when E-W travel is moving). I’m just waiting for the inevitable crash that this is going to cause, although it’s kind of funny to watch the light show. Love your site, keep up the good work.

Many people have also noted the incident on the forum:

“Moneystacks” wrote:

I drove by McClintock and Guadalupe the other night and the camera was malfunctioning. It flashed on every (no joke) car that went through the intersection on the GREEN light. The light had just turned green so no one was speeding. Bottom line, I don’t trust those things.


i think i was there when that happened!! i think it was wednesday or monday night around 9:20pm. That camera flashed me when i went on a green light, and all the other cars behind me as well, there better not be any ticket in the mail!!


I live near that intersection. It does that all the time!! I swear at least once a week it will flash for every car during a certain cycle right after the light turns green.


I was there when that was happening! It really was taking everyone’s picture. I live near there, but that was the first time I’ve ever seen that happen. If I get a ticket in the mail, it’ll be going right in the trash. What a joke.

Tempe’s scam operation is headed by Redflex.

(We suggest asking for Redflex’s Shoba at 480-440-0647)

Sweet Dreams: Redflex Driver Caught Snoozing

October 19, 2008

Sound asleep, w/ camera in foreground. (Clickfor large version)

Sound asleep, w/ camera in foreground. (Click for large version)

An employee of beleaguered Redflex Group was caught sound asleep on the evening of Saturday, October 18th while “operating” a speed trap on behalf of the City of Tempe.

The van –engine running, of course– was parked in the 2300 block of East University, targeting eastbound traffic. The driver, who appeared to be in a partial state of undress, had removed his company-issued red polo shirt and was curled up in a ball on the floor of the vehicle.

Apparently awakened by the flash of the camera (oh, the irony), the man quickly threw his company shirt back on and appeared to be engrossed with what sounded like a football game playing on a small screen inside.

He's alive! Driver pictured after waking up and putting his red polo shirt back on

He is risen! Driver pictured immediately after waking up and throwing his red polo shirt back on.

Van drivers are responsible for driving vehicles to target locations, ensuring the vans are not vandalized, as well as acting as a witness for the integrity of the electronic equipment if called to testify in a court of law.

It’s unclear what a person could testify to when they are found to be deep asleep

Redflex and the City of Tempe are no strangers to personnel trouble. Earlier this year, the Arizona Secretary of State condemned a Redflex notary for violating no less than four laws relating to document integrity and accuracy.

In early September, a Redflex van driver was arrested for extreme DUI while driving a photo scam van destined for Tempe’s streets.

Later that month, released a controversial video showing a process server caught using derogatory and racist language while attempting to serve a Redflex-generated photo ticket.

UPDATE: KFYI 550 AM has picked up this story.

UPDATE 2: Media attempting to get ahold of Redflex for comment should see this video. (More to come on this later.)

Weekend Update

October 5, 2008

CameraFRAUD operatives appeared in Tempe this weekend, signs in tow, to express displeasure with mobile photo “scam vans.”

It was observed that some motorists appeared to slow down to less than 20 MPH while attempting to read the large, handmade signs. The van was purposefully located in a construction zone, and traffic appeared to be generally driving at or well below the posted limits.

Tempe’s photo enforcement program is ran by beleaguered Redflex Group, based in Australia.

Additional details about this event will be posted as they become available.

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