If you got a photo radar speeding ticket at the intersection of Shea Boulevard and 120th Street in Scottsdale between December 7 and January 4, today is your lucky day.
A malfunctioning sensor in the photo radar system has caused the City of Scottsdale to toss out 589 speeding citations. The 35 upstanding citizens that already paid fines or traffic school fees will be refunded.
The bad sensor was in one of the eastbound lanes — attempting to nab all you people flying out to Fountain Hills.
Citations are being dismissed for drivers clocked at more than 11 MPH over the limit.
The news story doesn’t mention if those traveling westbound (on Shea) will also have their tickets dismissed.
The impact to the City of Scottsdale coffers has yet to be determined. Fines for speeding 9 mph over the limit range from $165 to $210 per citation. (And I betcha someone got clocked going WAY more than 9 MPH over…)
WARNING! The sensors have been repaired and cameras are back in service!
[tags]photo radar, Scottsdale[/tags]