Tucson Traffic Justice
This website coincides with the petition drive to eliminate red light cameras and automated photo
radar enforcement in the city of Tucson, Arizona.
The red light cameras and automated photo radar enforcement are supposedly there to protect us
from reckless drivers. A closer look at the situation, however, reveals that the tickets are a significant
source of revenue for the contractor and the city of Tucson.
Currently, American Traffic Solutions Inc. provides red light camera and automated photo radar
enforcement service to the city of Tucson. This unaccountable private firm is essentially responsible
for examining each photo and checking the registration on every vehicle. American Traffic Solutions
is paid for each ticket issued and is handsomely compensated for their services. Additionally, the
company coaches the cops who present the evidence. On top of that American Traffic Solutions also
has sessions with the judges assigned to these cases.
In a period of budget cuts and economic decline, the tickets also provide the city with much-needed
revenue. The problem is the trickery and manipulation involved in the process. In order to maximize
the number of citations issued, the timespan of yellow lights at certain intersections has been
shortened. The more tickets that are issued translates into more dough for the contractor and the
Citizens of Tucson have not been given an opportunity to voice their opinion. We propose bringing
this issue to a vote. Please join us in our efforts.
For a thoughtful and detailed article on red light cameras and automated photo radar enforcement,
see this external link:
This website is under development. We will be updating and adding new features as the petition
drive develops and grows.