Haslam to sign TN traffic camera bill into law
NASHVILLE, TN. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he will sign into law a traffic camera bill that aims to eliminate their use as speed traps and reduce private vendors' influence over where they are located.
The governor can draw on personal experience - as both an enforcer and as a violator - in deciding to enact the legislation.
Haslam oversaw the installation of red light cameras while Knoxville mayor. And while running for governor, he was ticketed when he was caught speeding by a camera in Bluff City in upper northeastern Tennessee.
The bill decrees that speed cameras can't be located within a mile of a 10 mph drop in the speed limit, and that tickets can only be issued for vehicles entering an intersection after the light has already turned red.
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