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Morristown's traffic cameras almost ready

Staff Report • Feb 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Data from Morriston’s traffic cameras at the intersections of Morris Boulevard and Cumberland Street and Morris and Haun Drive could result in warning citations beginning next week.According to the Morristown Citizen-Tribune, Jeff Branham, Morristown city engineer, says when the wiring is completed and the camera are communicating effectively with their Web sites citations can be issue.Work is expected to be complete on the traffic cameras at the Intersection of Morris and West Andrew Johnson Highway and WAJ and Highway 160 some time next week. The city engineer says Redflex, the company that’s installing the cameras, must ensure that the revenue computer is functioning properly. Redflex and city government will split the ticket revenue.According to the Tribune’s report, warning citations will be written for 30 days after they go live. After that, they’ll cost an offending motorist $50 if they don’t contest the ticket. Those who contest the ticket in court and lose will pay $104.Motorists caught traveling more than 10 mph over the posted speed limit or driving more than 15 mph when they turn right on red will be ticketed.

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