Hobbs vetoes bill that would ban the use of photo radar on roads
Arizona motorists will have to keep an eye out for photo radar and red light cameras for the foreseeable future.
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill on Friday that would have banned their use.
In her veto letter, the Democratic governor said she heard from law enforcement officials who said the bill would impact the safety of Arizonans.
She cited research that pointed out photo radar cameras are effective in changing driver behavior and decreasing fatal accidents, especially in school zones.
The measure had been introduced by Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers, saying their use is an invasion of privacy.
In 2016, former Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, signed legislation that removed their use from state roads.