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Bill seeks to ban red-light cameras in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A state Republican lawmaker says he plans to file legislation that seeks to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Tennessee.

Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden says he's received hundreds of messages from Democrats and Republicans supporting his call to outlaw the controversial cameras.

He says businesses in particular are concerned because they say motorists are avoiding streets where the cameras are located, which is hurting their bottom line.

Advocates for cameras that catch red-light runners point to data showing they reduce accidents.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit scientific and educational organization funded by the insurance industry, the number of U.S. communities using red-light cameras has fallen 13 percent, to 469, since the end of 2012.

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