COPY-Memphis officials testing speed cams

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis officials are considering installing speed cameras. The city already uses a private vendor for 25 red-light cameras.

According to The Commercial Appeal ( ), city Chief Administrative Officer George Little told a Tuesday meeting of a City Council committee using speed cameras would free officers for other duties and slow traffic in critical areas.

Several council members have said they view speed cameras as revenue generators and the council did not include installation of them in the current city budget, passed last month.

But Little said public safety was the priority. He said city police are testing cameras and he will report on the tests before asking for funding.

The city pays American Traffic Solutions nearly $4,000 per camera per month for the red-light cameras.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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