Arizona

Feb 23, 2014 10:03 AM by Associated Press

Arizona bill targets photo radar

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona House committee has approved a bill that would require cities and towns to calibrate photo radar cameras every 24 hours.

The transportation committee approved House Bill 2690 with a 5-1 vote on Thursday.

Republican bill sponsor Rep. David Gowan of Sierra Vista says the bill ensures the public has due process when ticketed by radar cameras.

Legislators have been trying to get rid of photo enforcement for years. Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law last year that requires state transportation officials to confirm there's a safety need before they allow cities to put photo enforcement cameras on state highways.

Opponents of Gowan's bill say the term "calibrate" is vague and that it could end up being too costly for cities and towns.

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