PhotoCop is a speed camera system that photographs drivers breaking the speed limit and mails them a ticket. PhotoCop is prohibited in most states.

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press

Before you had a camera on your phone, laptop, game console and even your rear car bumper, some people proposed that cameras be put at intersections and other places for the purpose of automatically issuing tickets to those who violate traffic laws. The Utah Legislature rejected this idea back in 1996. Now some are saying it’s time to reverse course.   

The Deseret News recently published an opinion piece that calls for the legalization of “PhotoCop” devices in Utah — cameras to automatically record and punish violators of the law. The author claims that these devices would help with traffic enforcement, thereby reducing the number of collisions and injuries that take place on Utah roads.

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Opinion: We have a speeding problem. It’s time for Utah to finally allow PhotoCop

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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