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A vehicle must have ENTERED the INTERSECTION (redbox) before the signal turns RED. In Arizona, the point ofviolation can be simply defined as the connection or prolongation of the curblines. This is a line from the curb face on one side of the street to thecurb face on the opposite side of the street. The crosswalk may not define the beginning of the intersection.
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The rental car company will notify us with the renter’sinformation but it may take some time to receive and review the informationbefore we can issue a citation to you. We will mail you a copy of thecitation with a page of options. You can also review your options on thecourt website: https://www.paradisevalleyaz.gov/274/Civil-and-Traffic-Tickets
Yes, you are still able to take a defensive driving class ifyou are otherwise eligible. You can attend an online class that has beenapproved by the State of Arizona or return to Arizona to take the class inperson. More information can be found here: https://www.azcourts.gov/driveschoolinfo/home.aspx
Maybe. It takes a few days for the incident to be manuallyreviewed to determine if a violation has occurred. If a violation hasoccurred, the driver of the vehicle will receive a citation through the mail.It is possible that the flash was triggered by another driver or was a testflash used to ensure the system is working properly, and in those cases youwould not be issued a citation.
If you were not the driver of the vehicle at the time of the violation, complete the section inside your citation and return it in the enclosed prepaid envelope before your court appearance date. You will need to include an enlarged, clear photocopy of your driver’s license to exclude yourself as the driver and nominate another driver. If your nomination is declined, you will receive notification from the court.
In the case of a lost citation, please contact the Photo Enforcement office at Paradise Valley Police Department via telephone at 480-348-3575 or email at PhotoEnforcement@paradisevalleyaz.gov.
The margin is intended to address language in the ArizonaRevised Statutes related to speed offenses that defines, "...reasonableand prudent..." speed. It also provides a reasonable margin of error/gracefor inaccurate vehicle speedometers and short-term lapses of attention byotherwise law-abiding and generally cautious drivers.
Our primary focus is on intentional, aggressive andnegligent drivers. Statistics tell us that at 10 mph over the posted speedlimit, the probability of being involved in a crash double. However, at20 mph over, the probability increases to 11 times greater. We are tryingto change the driving behavior of those persons who are most likely to causecrashes.
Yes. In accordance with Arizona Administrative CodeR17-4-404, Driver Point System, points are assessed by MVD for each convictionreported to them by the Court. Each red light conviction is assigned twopoints, and each speed conviction is assigned three points.
Yes. If you have not used the Defensive Driving School (DDS)option in the past twelve months, you can avoid points being assessed againstyour license. This alternative is fully explained on the options page of eachphoto enforcement citation.
Please refer to the Fines/Fees Schedule at https://www.paradisevalleyaz.gov/161/Municipal-Court