Arizona Sucks Ass

Time to buy a new radar detector.

Cameras now lurk on any highway

Speeders, beware: DPS rolls out movable units

John Faherty
The Arizona Republic
Nov. 16, 2007 12:00 AM

Effective immediately, the Arizona Department of Public Safety will be deploying mobile speed cameras on highways across the state. The agency will place the high-tech SUVs in areas where it has noticed increased speeding or a spike in speed-related accidents. The units may also be placed in construction zones.

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The SUV-mounted cameras snap pictures of your face and your license plate. Tickets will be issued to people driving 11 mph or more over the speed limit. In the future, the agency will not announce where the units will be, but there will be a large yellow sign telling drivers that they are entering into a “photo enforcement zone.”  Drivers will have at least 20 feet worth of notice. DPS Director Roger Vanderpool said he hopes the signs will be enough to slow people down.
“We are not in the business of raising money,” he said [with a straight face].  The cost of the tickets will vary with your speed, but the average should be in the $185 range. “The citation is exactly the same,” Vanderpool said. “The only thing missing is the officer writing the ticket.  And due process.  And Constitutionality”

2 thoughts on “Arizona Sucks Ass

  1. Unfortunately I bought a house in AZ before I realized how bad it sucked – I wish myself good luck in selling it.

    There is a problem in any city or state where the number of law enforcement exceeds the number of teachers.

  2. I read the post on how indidna sucks it sounds a lot like Arizona. Indianapolis has cameras watching the streets for crime or so they say, it is nothing less than BIG BROTHER watching everyone to gather a data base on people. To know what we are doing.

    If you don’t know about big brother read Orwells book 1984

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