There are two things to learn from the experience of Arizona. If enough people ignore a law, it will go away. And a ticket received by unregistered and uncertified mail may be thrown in the trash with no consequences. A ticket has no authority or standing if it is not properly served.
PHOENIX — Dozens of photo-enforcement cameras on freeways throughout the state are coming down this week.
A total of 76 cameras will cease operation on Thursday.
The photo-enforcement program, which was meant to catch speeders on Arizona’s freeways, has been controversial from the beginning. The cameras first went up nearly two years ago.
While the cameras have done a good job at snapping speeders, drivers have been ignoring the tickets.
According to the Department of Public Safety, the cameras led to more than 700,000 tickets in the first year of operation. Many of those people, however, never paid the fines.
Some say that’s because the tickets were mailed, making them easy to ignore.
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