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What is very interesting about this and the timing is that yesterday I saw the most amount of AZ DPS LEOs and the least amount of Photo Radar units I have ever seen on the portion of the highway that extends from Tucson to Phoenix. As I was leaving PHX there was about 1 DPS per mile on the direction of Tucson.
The Photos will not be considered Criminal but I bet citations from LEOs will continue carry the same weight as always. Do not believe that they are giving up something. I would bet it is because the burden of proof needed for a successful conviction goes beyond what the manufacturers of these photo radar systems are willing to provide. Much in the same manner as Defense Attorneys ask for the source code of the breathalyzers. Some manufacturers give it up and some won't. Many cases have been thrown out because the source code was not available for review.
It would be interesting to find out the administrative changes that were made to have this happen.
LEA's just don't give money away.
Another thing that is STOOOOPID is that many LEOs try not to ticket unless the speed exceeds 11 over PSL. Since most of the PSLs on AZ highways are 75 that would make every ticket in those areas criminal.
Someone needs to make some changes.
Changes in the PSL.
Changes in the enforcement.
Changes in the criminal status of a citation.
It is sooooo obvious it is NOT about safety anymore.
At one time there was a valid case for this type of enforcement. So many times as a kid I remember driving by bloody sheets on the side of the road.
The roads are safer, the tires are safer, the cars are safer, many of the drivers are safer (NOT NEARLY ENOUGH - JUST ASK EUROPEANS). More drivers wear seatbelts and there are many passive safety devices that were not even thought of 10 years ago.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department will not be altering speeding citations issued by its 10 fixed photo enforcement cameras, department spokeswoman Dawn Barkman said.
Nor will the Tucson Police Department, which deploys two mobile photo radar vans on city streets each day, spokesman Fabian Pacheco said.
It all a crock of bullshizzle. Just wait till someone gets a photo of them doin 105 mph at 3 am and they will be on the news being arrested. Same ole lies.