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Hamblen County lawmakers haven't given up on plan to force red-light camera regulation

Staff Report • Apr 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM

According to a report in the Morristown Citizen Tribune a legislative effort to require a five-second yellow phase on traffic signals at intersections where red-light light cameras are installed has failed, but Hamblen County legislators haven’t left the battlefieldState Rep. John Litz (D-Hamblen County) said it became apparent that the bill he sponsored with Sen. Steve Southerland (R-Hamblen County) had no chance of passing so they abandoned the yellow-light initiative.Litz says state engineering societies and companies including Redflex, the firm that installed five red-light cameras in Morristown, opposed the bill.The state representative says the fall-back plan is to propose legislation that requires a three-second, all-red phase for traffic signals at intersections where red-light cameras are posted.CLICK HERE for the full report.

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