The use of unmanned traffic-enforcement
cameras on a stretch of
roadway has been given its final green light.
For several weeks, city officials in
, have been
lobbying the Arizona Department of Transportation to add speed cameras along an
eight-mile stretch of
101. However, ADOT
officials had delayed approving the plan until the city could upgrade several
technical hurdles, including the placement of power sources and mounting poles,
the Arizona Republic reported.
But now, all roadblocks have been removed for
the cameras’ installation, which will cost approximately $600,000. On
Wednesday, Dec. 21, ADOT approved the plan. Beginning in January, the city will
begin adding the devices to six different locations along the roadway, making
it one of the first unmanned speed-camera roadways in the
to the East Valley Tribune.
Although motorists might not appreciate the
new enforcement technique – which will dish out tickets at an average of $157
each, according to the Tribune –
they won’t be able to claim ignorance. Along with the cameras come two 5’ by
16’ signs, one at each end of the enforcement zone, to notify drivers that
their speed is being monitored.