Oak Ridge votes to take down red light cameras

Oak Ridge votes to take down red light cameras


OAK RIDGE (WATE) - The City of Oak Ridge has officially pulled the plug on their red light cameras.

City Council voted not to extend the city's contract with traffic camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems on Monday.

The decision was a 4-3 vote. Mayor Tom Beehan, Mayor Pro Tem Jane Miller, and council member Charlie Hensley voted to extend the five-year contract for another two years, but with a few changes.

Those changes would have included mobile units, different locations, and a new revenue split.

Four other council members voted no on the contract extension, sealing it's fate.

The current contract will expire on April 21.

Until then, drivers will still receive $50 tickets for running red lights.


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