Chandler council votes to keep photo enforcement

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CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- Chandler council members voted Thursday to keep photo radar cameras for at least another year, but their locations may be changing.

In a six to one vote, the City Council decided to renew its contract with Redflex Systems.

Chandler officials say they will keep the number of locations where cameras are stationed around the city to 12, but they may move the cameras to other intersections.

Those opposed to the cameras say they aren't effective because people rarely pay the tickets that are issued to them.

Backers say the cameras put more officers on the street fighting crime rather than writing tickets for going 10 miles over the speed limit.

The city installed the cameras three years ago.


Information from: KNXV-TV,

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