Cities await camera decision from MDOT - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Cities await camera decision from MDOT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Several Mississippi cities are still waiting to find out if traffic cameras will get the greenlight.

The Legislature's failure to consider bills allowing cities to place cameras at certain intersections to detect motorists running red lights places the issue back before the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

Bills that would have restricted municipalities from using the devices died this week.

MDOT had held up approving the plans to see if lawmakers would act.

The issue now rests with the three-member Transportation Commission.

Several cities, including Jackson, Hattiesburg, Tupelo, Southaven, and Columbus are trying to implement the systems.

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