Speed Cameras

Cameras deactivated on roads across Valley

By Greg Goulder ’13
THE ROUNDUP

In the early morning Friday, July 16, 36 fixed speed cameras and 40 vans on Arizona highways took their last photos.

The Scottsdale-based company Redflex turned off its speed cameras after its two-year contract with the Arizona Department of Public Safety ended in mid July.

The program received much criticism after its conception in 2008 by former Gov. Janet Napolitano.

The cameras on Phoenix highways have been deactivated, but cameras on surface streets remain functional, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo Enforcement Call Center.