Use of red-light cameras debated in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – A group in Murfreesboro has started a petition to end the use of red-light cameras, but police say the traffic enforcement measure has improve safety.

Middle Tennessee State University student Axl David, who heads Citizens Against Photo Enforcement, says he plans to submit the petition to City Council after 1,000 people have signed it.

The group complains that the city uses the cameras to “shake down motorist for violations.” He says a majority of tickets are issues for split-second violations.

Police, however, are arguing against the proposal. They say statistics show the cameras are making all intersections across the city safer.

Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com

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