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DPS raises speed threshold for camera tickets

PHOENIX — The director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety is raising the threshold for issuing tickets using the agency’s new speed enforcement cameras from 10 mph to 11 mph above the speed limit.

DPS Director Roger Vanderpool says the change is being made because of public comments and to eliminate problems caused by an inconsistency in state law.

Vanderpool announced the decision on Thursday. It applies to DPS-operated photo enforcement cameras on state highways and freeways.

DPS rolled out an expanded statewide photo enforcement program in September that is expected to soon have 100 stationary and mobile cameras in use.

DPS officers have the discretion of issuing tickets at speeds below the 11 mph camera threshold.

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