Photo Radar Process Nearing Completion

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The long process of getting a photo enforcement system has entered its final stages.

Town Manager Vito Tedeschi said the town is waiting on a final permit from the Arizona Department of Transportation, something he expects within the next several weeks.

"We've taken a few steps closer to photo radar," he said. "The actual permit is very close."

"Once the (ADOT) permit is issued, the contractors will have it up in 30 days," he added.

Tedeschi said his best-case scenario would have the system up by Christmas.

The town will allow a 30-day grace period with the new system, where motorists will receive warnings rather than citations.

"The ticketing will probably begin in January, that's my guess," Tedeschi said.

The town will install four "advance warning signs" notifying motorists of the speed enforcement system.

The system will be installed on the eastern and western edges of town. It will automatically ticket motorists traveling 11 miles faster than the posted 45 miles per hour speed limit.

The town has a contract for the photo enforcement system with the Scottsdale-based Redflex Traffic Systems.

Redflex operates numerous systems around the state and country, including the system used on the Loop 101 freeway in Scottsdale.

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