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Scottsdale Police Seek Help Finding 3 Men that Fled from Attempted Traffic Stop

Scottsdale police seek help finding 3 men that fled from attempted traffic stop

AZ Family, Arizona, January 27, 2021

Scottsdale police need help finding three men that fled from officers during an attempted traffic stop. When the Charger went through the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, it ran the red light and tripped a photo radar camera to take pictures of the three men in the car.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.

 

 

Note: The video above is from Jan. 2020 when Phoenix ended the red light camera program.

Arizona Senate panel rejects ban on photo red-light cameras

12 News, Arizona, February 16, 2021

An Arizona Senate committee has rejected a proposal that would have banned cities from using photo radar speed and red light cameras to enforce traffic laws.

But testimony from several Phoenix-area police departments backed the use of the cameras, saying they are useful in slowing down drivers and cutting accidents.

 

New crash tests show modest speed increases can have deadly consequences

Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, National, January 28, 2021

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Scottsdale man clocked driving 119 mph on city street, police say

AZ Family, Arizona, January 30, 2021

After three weeks of looking for him, police say they’ve arrested the man clocked driving 119 mph through a Scottsdale intersection.

A red-light camera along Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard recorded the speeding Toyota Celica at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 4. The speed limit in the area 45 mph. Video from the traffic cam shows the car whipping through the intersection and the flashes of the camera.