Red Bank to remove traffic cameras next month

RED BANK, Tenn. (AP) -- Starting next year, traffic light cameras in the suburban Hamilton County city of Red Bank will be turned off after the city decided to remove them due to complaints from residents and businesses.

At midnight on Jan. 19, the traffic cameras at all three intersections where they are located will turn off. The city was among the first locally to install traffic cameras in 2006 and they have resulted in about 72,000 tickets for speeding and red-light violations.

City commissioners in September voted break their contract with American Traffic Solutions, which operates the cameras.

Floy Pierce, vice mayor, told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that business owners and residents complained the cameras hurt local businesses and impeded economic growth in the city.

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