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Lawmakers try to stop spread of photo radar

09:04 AM Mountain Standard Time on Sunday, January 8, 2006

Associated Press Report

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Some lawmakers are trying to stop the spread of photo radar on Valley freeways in response to Scottsdale's plans use photo enforcement on Loop 101.

When the state Legislature convenes tomorrow, at least five bills will be introduced by lawmakers who oppose automatic speeding tickets.

Starting Feb. 21, Loop 101 drivers going at least 11 mph over the posted speed limit of 65 will receive citations in the mail.

Scottsdale's system won't use radar, but will employ ground sensors in each lane to measure speed. Cameras trained on each lane will snap pictures of the offending drivers.

State Sen. Dean Martin says he worries that other cities will build speed traps with the sole purpose of generating revenue.

A bill by Representative Pamela Gorman would put photo-enforcement revenue into the state highway safety fund.


Scottsdale begs for mercy:

Scottsdale asks state lawmakers not to cancel 101 cams

07:56 AM Mountain Standard Time on Thursday, January 26, 2006

By The Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE -- Don't pull the plug on freeway cameras. That's the plea from Scottsdale leaders to state lawmakers.

This week, the Senate Transportation Committee voted 4-to-1 toapprove a bill outlawing the use of cameras to nab speeders on state highways.

Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross says it's not a very thoughtful or forward thinking piece of legislation.

Sen. Thayer Verschoor says he's strongly opposed to the use of cameras on state highways, adding cities and towns have no business on state roads.

Verschoor says highway cams are no substitute for "rational thinking" by law enforcement officers.

Some lawmakers say they'll consider tacking on an amendment that would allow Scottsdale to continue the program until October.