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

April 21st, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

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 battlefield

State 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.

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