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Speed cameras could soon be turned off in Pima County

The future of cameras designed to catch drivers speeding along Pima County roads is expected to be figured out this week.

After numerous reports and recommendations, the Pima County Board of Supervisors is expected to decide Tuesday whether to renew a contract with Tempe-based Company, American Traffic Solutions. The company provides the county with 11 speed cameras.

Pima County's contract with American Traffic Solutions expires Monday night. American Traffic Solutions has proposed changes including getting rid of several of the permanent cameras and instead using portable cameras that can be moved to various locations.

The proposed changes come after reports from county departments indicating the current cameras are not doing their job to slow drivers down and keep people safe on the road.

Patty Arias says she commutes around Arizona quite a bit and feels the cameras are useless because drivers know where the cameras are, "they slow down, they come to a screeching halt and once they pass, it's just back to fast."

On the other hand, Tom Gessenei, supports the cameras in place, "I'm from out of state and we visit here often. I think they're a good idea, they're pretty effective I think."

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is expected to make a decision about the issue at their meeting Tuesday morning at 9AM.

The meeting will be held at the Pima County administration building-East:

130 W. Congress St. 1St Floor

Tucson, AZ 85701

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