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Pima speed cameras come with grace period

Citizen Staff Writer



Tickets for speeding at four locations where Pima County has placed photo enforcement cameras won’t start being issued for up to a month.

The vendor, American Traffic Solutions Inc. of Scottsdale, is fine-tuning the camera systems at those locations, Lindy Funkhauser, assistant county administrator for justice and law enforcement, said Monday.

“We’ve told them that we want them to take their time. We’re not going to rush into this,” Funkhauser said.

Citations were due to be issued to violators captured on film at the four intersections starting Monday, after a one-week warning period.

The tickets and warning period have been delayed, however, as the vendor ensures the system meets advertised specifications, Funkhauser said.

“There has to be a period of corrections and a period of testing,” Funkhauser said. “It could easily be a month for it to meet specifications.”

Locations are:

• La Cholla Boulevard at Sunset Road

• Mission Road at Nebraska Street

• Ina Road at Camino de las Candelas

• Swan Road at Calle Barril

Under Pima County’s $1.5 million pilot project, approved by the Board of Supervisors in January, cameras will be placed at 10 locations.

The remaining six cameras are due to be in place May 1. For a week, drivers will receive warning notices. Starting May 8, tickets will be issued for violations at:

• Alvernon Way near Station Master Drive

• Valencia Road near Camino de la Tierra

• Valencia Road near Wilmot Road

• River Road near Country Club Road

• Ruthrauff Road near Rillito Street

• Nogales Highway near Hermans Road

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