Photo Enforcement To Begin At Rhodes Junior High School

May 7, 2008

The City of Mesa, Mesa Police Department, and American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) have joined together to improve the safety for students, faculty and community members in the Rhodes Junior High corridor on West Baseline Road in Mesa.

The installation of the photo enforcement equipment between Pennington and Longmore has been completed. The photo enforcement system at Rhodes Junior High School is the first mid-block speed camera in Mesa. The cameras will capture speeding violations that occur while the school zone lights are flashing with a reduced speed limit of 35 miles-per-hour and during non-school time periods with a speed limit of 45 miles-per-hour. The photo enforcement system will monitor traffic in both directions of travel. The speed detection technology in the system is synchronized with the flashing lights to ensure violations are captured with the appropriate speed limit.

"We applaud Mesa's decision to install fixed-site speed cameras near Rhodes Jr. High School. The cameras will improve public safety, particularly for those kids who walk to and from school," said Jim Tuton, President and CEO of American Traffic Solutions. Tuton also stated, "The use of fixed-site speed cameras at school zones will be the first of its kind in the State of Arizona, and this sends a clear message that Mesa has zero tolerance for school zone speeding, which puts children and the community at risk."

The fixed-site speed camera at Rhodes Junior High School is the only planned location for this type of photo enforcement.



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