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Judge denies attempt by traffic camera vendors to overturn Tenn. law

June 8th, 2012 8:46 am by Associated Press

 


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge in Knoxville has thwarted a bid by two red light traffic camera vendors to overturn a state law barring tickets involving right turns on red.


The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/KNGsdd ) reported Knox County Chancellor Michael W. Moyers recently entered a ruling denying a request by American Traffic Solutions, Inc., and RedFlex Traffic Systems, Inc., who wanted the statute declared unconstitutional.


The companies, both of which have red light cameras in Knox County, claimed a 2011 statute interfered with existing contracts the vendors had with local government. The statute doesn't allow traffic citations to be issued for right turn on red violations if the only evidence is from a traffic camera.


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Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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