Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kudos to Rep. Crump for sponsoring a bill to ban speed cameras

The main sponsor, Republican Rep. Sam Crump of Anthem, said speed cameras are annoying, unfair, intrusive and even dangerous because of backups as motorists abruptly slow down near cameras.

"It's the No. 1 thing I'm hearing from constituents as well as people outside my district," Crump said Wednesday.

Gov. Janet Napolitano, who initially proposed Arizona's program in January 2007, has said the cameras are intended to improve highway safety, but Crump said it's apparent the real motivation is ticket revenue.

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