As a follow up to this report about the mobile speed van signs being illegal because they don’t meet MUTCD standards, on the local level companies like ATS are ignoring relevant laws as well.
According to the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson has city ordinances regarding signs that ATS refuses to follow. They use small A-Frame signs to notify drivers of the presence of speed cameras. These signs NOT resemble traffic-control signs, but rather signs you’d see that advertise a local business or an open house.
Local Realtors and business owners are familiar with the sign ordinances that prohibit placing such signs on in the public easement without a permit and require that such signs be 6 feet away from the curb.
The purpose of the ordinance is allegedly for safety. So one has to wonder why it’s OK for a speed van sign to be placed in the public right-of-way in an unsafe manner. It is clear that ATS and the city are prime examples of the hypocrisy, “do what we say, and not what we do.”