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GERMANTOWN, TN -

(WMC-TV) - All of the red light cameras in Germantown are out of service and have been since November, much to the surprise of drivers in the Memphis suburb.

The cameras have been a source of aggravation since they were installed in 2002. But due to the road construction and a contract expiration date, drivers have been given a longer leash.

The city's contract with the company that ran the cameras expired in November. The road work at Poplar Avenue affected some of the cameras, too.

City officials say the cameras are about safety, not revenue. All of the city's revenue that comes in from the cameras goes to driving-related sources such as driver safety courses and traffic light maintenance.

Drivers can consider the cameras gone for now, but the contract negotiations will resume in two weeks.

It is not known when they will begin recording again... so drivers, beware.

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