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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:45 pm | Updated: 7:02 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Motorists, beware. Scottsdale’s Loop 101 photo enforcement cameras will start issuing citations at 12:01 a.m. Thursday to any motorist traveling 76 mph or greater in the 65 mph speed limit zone.

The typical fine for a citation will be $162.

The six cameras between Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard have been turned off since Scottsdale concluded its nine-month pilot program in October.

Gov. Janet Napolitano authorized Scottsdale to turn the cameras back on through June 30 while a statewide program is developed. The City Council voted last month to resume photo enforcement citations.

Scottsdale is projecting to top 150,000 citations and $1.2 million in citation revenue by the end of June. Those figures include both last year’s results and projections for the next four months.

An Arizona State University professor’s analysis showed the cameras reduced average speed, crashes and injuries during non-peak hours.

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