Sunday, July 18, 2010

Arizona Turns Off Speed Cameras

With the NSW Road and Traffic Authority rushing to implement more speed cameras, mobile ones this time with a tolerance of less then 3 kph, here is an interesting article from the US, the cash grab capitol of the world (however Australia is right up their clacker!)

'A spokesman for Jan Brewer, the state's Republican governor, said she "was uncomfortable with the intrusive nature of the system", which was inherited from her Democratic predecessor.

Opening in October 2008, the scheme was first in the United States to use speed cameras across a whole state. Amid objections of Big Brother-ism, numerous cameras were vandalised, while the operator of a van carrying a mobile camera was shot dead in a lay-by in April 2009.'

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