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Arizona speed camera program turns off at midnight

Thursday is the last day of operation for Arizona’s groundbreaking and controversial speed enforcement camera program.

The two-year contract that the Department of Public Safety awarded Scottsdale-base Redflex Traffic Systems expires at 11:59 p.m. MST Thursday.

At that point, the 76 mobile and fixed cameras will go dark, though the fixed cameras won’t be removed right away and processing of violations will continue for months.

Former Gov. Janet Napolitano cited traffic safety concerns when she ordered the Department of Public Safety to launch the program, but critics have panned the program as more intended to generate revenue.

The end of the state program doesn’t affect those run by various local governments.

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