APNewsBreak: Speed-camera co. behind rule change

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PHOENIX (AP) — A retired Arizona police chief says the company that maintains the state’s speed-camera program, not him, is behind a petition designed to get more violators to pay their speeding tickets.

The petition was filed with the Arizona Supreme Court on Jan. 8 and does not mention the company, Scottsdale-based Redflex, or the law firm it paid to write the document.

It only mentions retired Paradise Valley police chief John Wintersteen as the person filing the petition.

Wintersteen told The Associated Press on Friday he supported changing a rule so violators could be served through first-class mail rather than in person, so he agreed to work with Redflex on the petition.

Redflex officials did not return a phone call seeking comment.