PIMA COUNTY, AZ — Drivers in Pima County have had 30 days to slow down and travel the posted speed limit near the county’s latest speed safety camera without receiving a ticket. This 30-day grace period for the newly installed speed safety camera located at La Cholla and Jay Avenue will end at 11:59 p.m. on May 4th 2012. Effective May 5th the camera will go live and authorities will no longer issue warnings, but will issue citations to drivers who are photographed exceeding the posted speed limit by 11 MPH or more. Citations will be sent to violators through first-class mail.
Fines for speed violations are tiered based on how many miles per hour the violator is traveling over the posted speed limit:
|MPH Over Posted Speed|
|11 thru 15||$239.25|
|16 thru 20||$258.25|
|21 thru 25||$278.25|
|26 thru 30||$291.25|
“We urge all drivers to follow the speed limit not only because it is the law, but because it can preserve your life,” said Priscilla Cornelio, Director for the County Department of Transportation.
Pima County chose to place fixed speed enforcement camera systems at collision-prone locations around Pima County following traffic studies of the locations. In 2010, 245 people were killed in Arizona due to speeding-related collisions. More than 100 of these fatalities were caused by motor vehicles traveling 50 MPH or faster.
Cameras operate 24 hours a day and capture images of speeding vehicles. Warning signs, installed prior to the warning period, alert drivers of the speed safety cameras. Pima County contracts with American Traffic Solutions™ (ATS) to administer its road safety program. Pima County Sheriff’s Office reviews and approves each violation before issuing a ticket. Drivers who receive a citation can logon to www.ViolationInfo.com for information and to view the violation.
Pima County has contracted with American Traffic Solutions Inc. (ATS) which provides road safety programs for nearly 300 communities across North America. More information about ATS is available at dev.www.atsol.com.