Supes shutter speed cams in Pima County

2014-01-07T11:37:00Z 2014-01-07T13:05:17Z Supes shutter speed cams in Pima CountyJoe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 07, 2014 11:37 am  • 

Pima County's stationary speed cameras are gone.

County officials asked that 11 cameras to be immediately turned off and they'll be taken out of medians across the county over the next few weeks, following a vote by the Pima County Board of of Supervisors this morning.

In fact, speeders caught on camera after midnight today were not to be sent citations, officials said.

Supervisors rejected an attempt by Tempe-based American Traffic Solutions to keep speed cameras on county roads. Their proposal was to take down 7 of the 11 cameras and replace them with devices near schools.

Instead the board voted 4-to-0 to take all 11 cameras down.

District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller did not attend the Tuesday morning meeting.

Several supervisors noted that while the new proposal from ATS had merit, the contract never lived up to county expectations. Citations peaked in 2010, with drivers adjusting their daily commute to either avoid the cameras or slowing down while passing the fixed locations.

Read more in tomorrow's Star.

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