Photo-enforcement vans back on Arizona highways

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Speed-enforcement vans back on Arizona highways - Speed-enforcement vans are back on Arizona highways for the first time following the killing of a van operator last month.

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PHOENIX -- Speed-enforcement vans are back on Arizona highways for the first time following the killing of a van operator last month.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Jim Warriner said Tuesday that the vans began being phased back onto roadways Monday.He says he does not know how many vans are out snapping the photos of speeders or when all of them will be up and running again.

Warriner declined to say whether people were inside the vans, citing safety issues. He said only that "the technology is out there that has allowed us to move forward."

He added that DPS is comfortable that van operators will be protected.

Thomas Patrick Destories, 68, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Doug Georgianni, who was operating a speed-enforcement van on a Phoenix freeway when he was killed.

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