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Judge will not overturn state red light bill

Judge will not overturn state red light bill

KNOXVILLE (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.
RedFlex is the company Union City contracts with for its red light traffic cameras.
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

Published in The Messenger 6.8.12

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