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Photo Enforcement in Arizona Makes Wall Street Journal

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Speed cameras are blossoming all over the country, the Wall Street Journal has discovered in an overview article today that covers revenues, counter-methods and the anger felt by some ticket getters.

Those subjects are nothing new for readers of New Times, but it's refreshing to see another take from one of the country's most respected newspapers. Arizona's unique and expansive photo enforcement system gets a lot of play, as does the antics of pickax-wielder Travis Townsend and the Santa Clauses who gift-wrapped cameras in Tempe. Overall, the article seems to have a negative bent, concluding with a short section on the unknown effectiveness of speed cameras.

We also enjoyed the WSJ's graphic of camera locations, reprinted below:



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