The Legislature’s yearly effort to eliminate photo speed and red light enforcement in Arizona has notched a small victory and now will be heading to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk for approval before it becomes law.

The Senate Thursday gave final approval to a bill banning photo radar on state highways that will affect just two cities — El Mirage and Star Valley.

Many White Mountain residents and Valley residents coming up to visit the area through Payson are snapped at the halfway point for exceeding the speed limit. The Town of Star Valley, just outside of Payson, has a population of 2,310 and uses the revenue from photo radar tickets to finance the town’s contract with the county sheriff’s office, a town official recently told the Payson Roundup.

In addition to the revenues, town officials say that since the cameras have been up on Highway 260, there has not been one fatal auto accident in the area.

(Click here to read the full story from the White Mountain Independent)


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