End of photo radar in Prescott Valley: Vans are gone, cameras are bagged – (link below)

Source: http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubsectionID=1&ArticleID=123868

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Motorists here now may drive through town without fear of photo-enforcement cameras catching them speeding or running red lights.

The town’s contract with Scottsdale-based Redflex Traffic Systems that dates to October 2006 expired today because the Town Council previously decided against extending the contract. Redflex de-activated the stationary cameras at midnight Tuesday and covered them with bags Wednesday.

Council members and past police chiefs dating to Dan Schatz have defended photo enforcement amid public complaints by claiming photo enforcement encouraged safer driving.

However, council members changed their minds after a traffic safety consultant completed an audit in March that disclosed police officers overlooked speeding violations involving family members who drove the officers’ private vehicles. Around the same time, the Chicago Tribune published an exposĂ© of corruption involving Redflex and the Chicago city government.“

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