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Morristown drivers making drastic change in habits under the gaze of traffic cameras

March 24th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report by the Morristown Citizen-Tribune, the red light cameras on Highway 25E will be a revenue source for both Morristown government and Redflex, but ticket numbers indicate that motorists are drastically modifying their behavior.

 Lt. Michelle Jones says the cameras caught  80 motorists — 48 for speeding and 32 for red-light running — during the first week the cameras issued  citations. During a 12-hour test period in October, the Redflex cameras on Highway 25E identified 808 drivers traveling more than 10 mph over the posted speed limit, according to Jeff Branham, Morristown city engineer.

If the trend continues and the cameras issue 320 tickets per month, it will translate into $7,120 in monthly revenue for city government and $8,800 in income for Redflex from the 25E cameras.

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