Town of Paradise Valley lowers fines and fees for speeding

The Paradise Valley Municipal Complex is at 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

The Paradise Valley Municipal Complex is at 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

The Town of Paradise Valley has announced a reduction in the fines for speeding and for defensive driving school.

Paradise Valley Municipal Court Presiding Judge Tyrrell Taber reviewed and reduced all of the town’s fines for driving over the posted speed.

The town has reduced photo radar fines 10-12 percent, effective July 1 and total driving school fees 6 percent (the town’s portion is reduced 10 percent) effective Oct. 1.

Town Manager Kevin Burke commended the judge’s action.

“This is about changing behavior; about slowing down and driving safely,” Mr. Burke stated. “We are committed to representing the best interests of our residents, and that means maintaining the right balance.”

The Town of Paradise Valley has been augmenting and updating its technology to continue providing exceptional service and safety for its residents and businesses.

New 800 MHz radios are providing the ability to communicate with public safety personnel throughout the Valley during joint responses. Recently installed license plate readers assist law enforcement by helping to identify individuals who have outstanding warrants.

Mr. Burke noted the town’s red light and speed cameras are well identified in an effort to establish safer driving behaviors on Paradise Valley streets. He also stressed the town’s LPRs take no personally identifying information but merely scan passing plates and quickly compare the number against a database of outstanding warrants, notifying law enforcement if they need to make contact.

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