After setting up illegal speed trap, this Arizona city is repaying drivers nearly $100K

By | December 20, 2018

The city had, more than a decade earlier, set up an illegal speed trap in front of Thompson Ranch Elementary School on Thompson Ranch Road north of Grand Avenue. Then, years later, the city installed photo enforcement cameras in front of the school.

For a period of time from late 2016 to early 2017, the city issued citations on a stretch of the road where the speed limit dropped more than 10 mph, a violation of state law.

The documents show city officials knew the speed limit was illegal at least as of January 2017. City leaders adjusted the speed limit in February 2017. But it took 15 more months — when the Arizona Attorney General’s Office came calling — for the city to consider reimbursement.

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