Why Not Traditional Speed Enforcement?
Photo radar provides more enforcement
Boulder doesn't have the resources to allow police to patrol as widely and often as would be needed to ticket all motorists who speed. It is simply impossible for active duty police officers to monitor neighborhoods and school zones with the focus of a photo radar camera. To provide more robust enforcement in these sensitive areas, we use automated speed enforcement.
Photo radar is more cost effective
Local governments lack sufficient resources to adequately enforce speed limit laws without photo radar units. For active-duty police officers to monitor neighborhoods and school zones with the focus of a photo radar camera, it would take at least three full-time officers.
Photo radar makes officers available elsewhere
Since photo radar cameras are operated by police officers who have retired from active duty, photo radar allows active duty police officers to focus on other enforcement needs.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2012 09:01