Redflex Traffic Systems / Scammed!
RedFlex is pulling the same crap in Louisiana right now. Gary and I have many things in common when it comes to this company. My 16 year old also got a Threat Letter/Bill of Attainder in the mail...however, it was addressed to me and told me that I had to pay up. We received the Bill of Attainder the day I filed an official complaint with the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigators for the surveillance activities of the speed vans. I was trained and licensed as a private investigator and under Louisiana law, you must have a license to perform what they are doing.
The day before the Board was to meet, RedFlex and their deep pocket attorneys filed a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order. It seems as though the judge had no idea what was going on and granted the TRO. Right after that, the attorney for the Board resigned. The Attorney General's office took over on behalf of the Board and filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, pointing out RedFlex's twisting of the law and misrepresentations to the Court.
That hearing is scheduled for February 11th. The traffic cams are turned on now. I received another notice in the mail Christmas Eve extorting me and threatening that if I do not send the money immediately, RedFlex will either sue me, disable my car or report me to a collection agency.
RedFlex is not a Court (but could be considered a kangaroo court). As a citizen, I am accountable to City, State and Federal Court... not a RedFlex Court. RedFlex has come into our state and refused to adhear to state and federal law, not to mention the Constitution of Louisiana and the United States... i.e., shining bright lights in the face of drivers, illegally accessing our DMV information, using recording equipment to send out citations through the mail (police officers are strictly prohibited from doing this)... P.I. Law, denial of due process, right to face my accuser, vicarious liability, Uniform Traffic and Safety Laws, etc., etc., the list goes on and on. Our legislature said No to this program 5 times but our Mayor was suckered and fell for it.
Also, RedFlex is a foreign company who is not on the Safe Harbor list. They are under no regulations and have taken the stance they are accountable to no one. Our laws do not apply to them.
This company is using the United States Postal System to conduct their scam and what is really bothersome is that since they are not accountable to anyone... we have no way to ensure there is no unethical use of the private information of our citizens, including DMV records, credit records... not to mention should should someone send in their check for payment, now this information is vulnerable. They are transferring information via the web to Scottsdale... and since they are based out of Australia, information is probably going there as well. Also, what RedFlex has done is convinced the City Council to take the crime of speeding and turn it into a civil matter (which violates the Louisiana Constitution). However, they have also chosen Not to follow the Code of Civil Procedure... creating their own rules, artificial police force and mock court.
Other cities in Louisiana have been approached and their legal counsel has come out against it stating all of the law violations. This has to be stopped immediately!