City to add speed-enforcement camera

3 comments by Lisa Halverstadt - Jan. 10, 2010 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic
Photo enforcement is set to come to Surprise in February.
The city is getting one mobile speed-enforcement camera built by Scottsdale-based Redflex Traffic Systems.
Police aren't planning to sneak up on residents or trying to bank on violations, Surprise police Chief Dan Hughes said.
"It's not a money maker," he said. "We don't expect to make money off of it."
Police are most focused on addressing residents' concerns about speeders, the chief said.
The Police Department expects to get the photo-enforcement trailer later this month and will lead a 30-day educational campaign.
Motorists who are captured speeding past the camera will receive a warning in the mail rather than a citation, Hughes said.
Citations and fines will go into effect after the campaign is completed.
The trailer will be placed in areas where police have received complaints, particularly in school zones and neighborhoods.
"I could see us moving it three to four times a week," Hughes said.