Automated Traffic Enforcement Is Indirect Taxation

Most people I talk too don’t like taxes and would oppose any increase in taxes. Recognizing that, local governments across the country have country have come up with a clever way to tax you under the guise of “public safety:” Automated Traffic Photo Enforcement.  This automated enforcement includes photo radar devices and red light photo devices.  On its face, stopping … Read More

Think Photo Radar Is Fair? Think Again.

photo enforcement cameras like those used in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Photo radar violations do not apply to all drivers equally and here’s why. When you get flashed by a photo radar camera, the government initially mails you a sternly worded notice asking you to voluntarily pay a fine. If you ignore the initial notice of violation, the government may serve a complaint on you to compel a response. The initial … Read More