Wednesday, May 06, 2009

GOP: opposes photo radar. GOP executive director: caught by photo radar

Now we know why some Arizona Republicans are so up in arms about photo radar:

they don't want to get caught

The executive director of the Arizona Republican Party was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding Wednesday after a photo radar camera caught him driving 109 mph on Loop 101.

Brett Mecum was arrested by Department of Public Safety officers around 10:30 a.m. at party headquarters in Phoenix in connection with an April 10 incident.

DPS Spokesman Bart Graves said Mecum was driving a blue 2008 Ford Mustang eastbound on the 101 near 59th Avenue. The camera caught him going 44 mph over the posted speed limit of 65.

To be honest I actually agree with some of the Republicans about the photo radar cameras, as far as there being little control over the data that is collected, but if their motivation for being against them is so they can personally drive 109 mph without getting caught, then I part ways with them.

1 comment:

sandyh said...

I don't mind as long as you are given a warning. If you are too stupid or too drunk to take heed, you deserve a ticket and a change of attitude.

They put a large sign at intersections in our city where the cameras are in operation. People still run lights. Go think.