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Red Bank and Red Light

The city of Red Bank has suspended operation of a red light traffic camera because of a new state law and an opinion from state Attorney General Bob Cooper, reports the Chattanooga TFP. “We want to do whatever the attorney general says — whatever way was fine with us,” said Red Bank City Manager Chris Dorsey, who had asked Rep. Richard Floyd, R-Chattanooga, to seek the legal opinion.
Dorsey said Monday he plans to discuss the matter later today when the Red Bank City Commission meets. The city temporarily suspended issuing citations to drivers failing to stop on right turns at red lights beginning July 1 when the new law took effect.
He said that was because of uncertainty about its impact. Red Bank’s new budget already takes into account the resulting loss of revenue — an estimated $185,000. That comes out to roughly half of what had originally been projected to be $375,000 in traffic camera revenues, Dorsey said.