Bluff City shuts down traffic cams, moving signs

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Bluff City has shut down its speed cameras as a question about compliance with a new state law is resolved.

The Johnson City Press has reported Bluff City officials had been violating the statute for more than two months because speed limit signs are too close to a traffic camera location at an intersection. Under the new law, the signs must be at least one mile from the cameras.

City Manager Judy Delaney said Wednesday the city was switching off the cameras until the issue was fixed. Delaney also said she sent the public works department to remove the 45 mph sign that was three-tenths mile from the camera on U.S. 11E.

State Rep. Matthew Hill, a Jonesborough Republican, said every ticket issued on data from that camera since July 1 should be thrown out.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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