Tripod Traffic Testing Begins In Mesa
May 7, 2008
The Mesa Police Department and American Traffic Solutions, Inc.
(ATS) will soon begin a speed enforcement testing process in
pre-selected school zones throughout the city.
The technology includes a tripod and camera that has the ability
to assess speed in smaller school zone areas where larger types
of traffic enforcement is challenging to police. Mesa Police and
ATS have agreed to this testing process only to target the
school zones when the 15 miles-per-hour movable signs are in the
roadway during school hours.
During the duration of the testing process at the pre-selected
areas, no warnings and/or citations will be issued. Vehicles
going 6 miles over the posted speed limit of 15 miles per hour
will trigger the camera. This is strictly a testing process that
has been agreed to by Mesa Police and ATS.
The testing will begin on Thursday, May 8, 2008. The first
school zone will begin at University and Westwood, then continue
north to Westwood and 6th Street. The second school zone will be
at Longmore and 7th Street. The duration of the testing period
is unknown at this time. It will be continuously re-evaluated as
the technology is under development.