More photo radar cameras are on tap for the city of Phoenix.
Officer William Fisher said the additional cameras will target more than just red-light runners.
Fisher said there currently are red-light cameras at 12 intersections and two vans which do speed enforcement around schools and school zones.
“They’re talking about maybe adding some intersections — maybe speed on green or mid-block speed and maybe some enforcement around the light rail,” said Fisher.
He said cameras also will be used for secondary infractions, like expired tags, cracked windshields and seatbelt violations.
The cameras will be installed later this summer.
The exact locations have not been decided, according to Fisher.
“Usually how they pick the intersection is by statistics, by red-light running tickets or collisions in that intersection,” he said.
Why is this scary to me? First off, I want to face my accuser, not be threatened through the mail with a photograph. Secondly, reviewing for second-hand offense? That means that someone has to sit there and watch us all the time. This is a police state everyone. The government, in the name of safety or whatever other crap they come up with, is going to sit there and monitor what we do. No bueno.