Senate votes to ban photo radar on freeways

Associated Press
Feb. 16, 2006 05:11 PM

The Senate on Thursday voted to prohibit the use of photo radar to issue citations to speeders on controlled-access freeways, a ban that would cover a system recently put into use by the city of Scottsdale along part of Loop 101.

However, the bill (SB1146) was amended last week to delay its implementation until Dec. 31.

The Senate�s 17-11 vote sent the bill to the House.

Scottsdale and five other cities � Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Tempe � have authorized use of photo radar on local streets, but only Scottsdale uses it on a highway, according to a legislative staff memo.