Pinal County Sheriff to Lead Protest Against Speed Cameras Tomorrow
If you want to see the end of photo-radar enforcement, you're not alone -- so does Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, and he'll be voicing his opposition at a protest in front of Redflex's Phoenix headquarters tomorrow morning.
Babeu will be headlining the protest in collaboration with the Arizona Citizens Against Photo Radar.
"The system was never about safety, it's always been about making money. The people of Arizona don't like it, and, as a matter of fact, photo radar has never survived a public vote anywhere, ever. When our citizens get the chance this November, they will vote them down too," says a spokesman for ACAPR.
Babeu has been speaking out against photo-radar since he became sheriff in early 2009. He put an end to his county's eyes-in-the-sky after he saw accidents increase by 16 percent.
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He tells KTAR that the reason he pulled the plug on the program was because "citizens were slamming on their brakes when they saw the cameras, and they would get rear-ended."
The protest is set to begin at noon tomorrow at the Redflex headquarters located at 23751 North 23rd Avenue in Phoenix. Citizens are welcome to join in the fun. If you can't make it to the protest, click here for some suggestions on how to avoid gettin' pinched by the photo fuzz.