SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 5 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Re…

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 5 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Reacting to news that the Scottsdale Police arrested a man who didn’t pay photo radar tickets,
Scottsdale attorney and author Susan Kayler says there is no law authorizing
an arrest for a speeding ticket, paid or not.

Considered by many to be the expert on photo radar law, Kayler believes
drivers need to know that they can’t be arrested for unpaid photo radar
tickets. The author of the best-selling book on photo radar, “Smile for the
Speed Camera — Photo Radar Exposed!” (Roadrunner Publishing Partners, March
2004), remarked, “Photo radar tickets are supposed to be served by police
officers or process servers. We don’t even know if the arrested man ever knew
about the tickets.” Reports say that visits to the man’s home by officers and
process servers were unsuccessful. “That means he was never served. If no one
ever answered the door at his address, how was he supposed to even know about
these tickets? The court just suspended him and they arrested him for that,
not for photo radar tickets.”

The man was arrested on his way to court on an unrelated matter, according
to police.

“He may not even be the driver in any of those tickets. Arizona law
requires tickets be issued to drivers, not registered owners. I’ve had clients
who received dozens of tickets and weren’t driving. Had those tickets been
issued to the drivers to begin with, we might see some change in driving
behavior.”

Kayler advises people to learn their rights and take action before their
licenses get suspended. PhotoRadarLaw.com is a website with free information
about photo radar. “You can’t be arrested if you don’t pay a photo radar or
speeding ticket. Unpaid tickets can lead to license suspensions. You risks
arrest driving on a suspended license but if you don’t drive and have 100
photo radar tickets you will never be arrested for it.”

Kayler believes drivers deserve accurate information.

“Scare tactics only make people lose faith in the courts.” Kayler
maintains that drivers who trust the system are more likely to obey speed laws
and to pay fines when they are owed.

Press Release Contact Information:
Mark Iacovino
Publisher
Roadrunner Publishing Partners
480-363-4628
[email protected]

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