Holly Johnson
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 21, 2004 12:00 AM

SCOTTSDALE - A proposal to curb speeding on a deadly corridor of Loop 101 could make Scottsdale the first city in the nation to digitally patrol freeways.

If plans to install photo-enforcement technology are approved by the governor's office and state Department of Transportation, motorists could see the pole-mounted cameras as early as January or February.
Despite that success, photo enforcement has its critics.

"We believe traffic officers are the most effective deterrent against most types of unsafe driving, including speeding," President Jim McDowell wrote in a message to readers in the September/October issue of Highroads, a magazine for AAA customers in Arizona.