PHOENIX, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Tempe, Arizona Police arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the dragging death of an Arizona State University student in May 2010. The offender in the vehicle grabbed onto the purse strings of the 21-year-old female victim, who became entangled in the straps when the vehicle fled the scene. Safety camera images, the sole property of Tempe, were a critical technological tool used to identify the apprehended suspect. Around the country, law enforcement agencies find safety cameras not only enforce traffic laws, but are useful investigation resources because they provide more situational awareness at the scene of a crime or motor vehicle crash.
"Good old fashioned police work coupled with the image pulled from our safety camera were useful pieces in solving the investigative puzzle," said Sergeant Steve Carbajal, Tempe Police Department's Media Relations.
Tempe, Arizona has a population of 175,000 with 58,000 matriculating students. Redflex and the City of Tempe partnered in 2007 to bring both intersection safety cameras and speed safety cameras to Tempe in order to reduce speeds on arterial streets and reduce motor vehicle crashes. In its very first year of the program, Tempe saw an overall 16% reduction of motor vehicle crashes. For more information on the Tempe, Arizona safety camera program, visit: http://www.tempe.gov/police/Trafficbureau/photo_radar_FAQs.htm
About Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.
Redflex, the leading provider of road safety cameras in the U.S., has been partnering with cities for more than 20 years to help save lives and reduce injuries on America's roadways through innovative technologies and strategic service partnerships. Headquartered in Arizona, Redflex has consistently pioneered public safety technologies and led the market in growing its safety programs in over 250 communities in 21 states. Please visit www.redflex.com for additional information.
SOURCE Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.