red-light cameras

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy said he’s hopeful legislation will come out of the General Assembly this year that enacts uniform statewide regulatory standards governing the operation of traffic cameras by local law enforcement agencies. The Shelbyville Republican told TNReport recently that after two years of start-and-stop discussions he believes there’s been enough on-the-record […]

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Mostly the legislation involves “small, fine-tuning adjustments” and “tweaks.” The bill sponsor warned that to go much further could incite the Senate to kill the bill — or the governor to veto it. But some lawmakers are already talking about bringing the issue up again next year.


House sponsor wants to sit on the bill while government agencies, police and traffic engineers try to reach consensus on what a final proposal ought to contain. Lawmakers also still await an attorney general’s opinion requested Jan. 9.