Smile...Big Brother is watching you - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

posted by: Nick Paranjape, 6-22-05, 8:15am

Smile...Big Brother is watching you

The Memphis City Council has approved

mounting cameras at intersections to record traffic violations and

ticket violators by mail.

The new ordinance passed last night doesn't specify which

intersections or how many cameras will be installed.

Instead, Memphis police will decide those issues.

There's also no timetable for when a system will be in place.

The city looked to neighboring Germantown, which has had two

cameras in place for three years. Officials attribute a 25 percent

reduction in accidents to the cameras.

A ticket in Memphis for running a red light would carry a 50

dollar fine.

But the ticket would not be considered a moving violation and

would not be recorded on a driver's record with police or the

Tennessee Department of Safety.

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