The red light traffic cameras in the city of Murfreesboro are here to stay, for the time being. On Thursday (Nov. 7, 2013), the city council voted to extend the red light camera contract extension. Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley stated the cameras are helping ease traffic accidents. . .
Of course, not everyone is FOR the traffic camera's. Murfreesboro C.A.P.E. member Axl David told WGNS that his group is against the cameras. CAPE stands for Citizens Against Photo Enforcement.
For the complete story, please see the following soundbytes and additional information outlined in this post below.
Full Story from the Murfreesboro City Council Meeting by WGNS' Zach Troutman:
Council voted through an extension of their contract for automated traffic enforcement, better known as the red light traffic cameras, at the group's November 7th meeting. Earlier in the evening, several Nashville evening news programs ran segments on the revelation that revenue from Murfreesboro's red light cameras does NOT go back to the city, a fact that the MPD made public almost as far back as the cameras' installations, yet is still occasionally trotted out as breaking information. Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley explains . . .
Police Chief Glenn Chrisman notes that red light camera tickets do NOT appear on your driving record OR credit reports.
Finally, Councilman Eddie Smotherman took a moment to explain the shadows creeping over the faces of the usually clean-shaven councilmen and Murfreesboro Police Chief Glen Chrisman (pictured)... That look was explained as being the result of "No Shave November" . . .
The Parks & Recreation Department purchased 3 new elliptical machines, as well as moved forward with Phase 4 of the Stones River Greenway extension, and the City Traffic Engineer recommended a new traffic signal be installed at the I-24 eastbound off-ramp on South Church Street.
Elevators, security, and office space in City Hall will soon be renovated, and public hearings were scheduled for December 5th to consider annexation and zoning along Salem Highway & Veterans Parkway, as well as changes to the Zoning Ordinance.
Hear the COMPLETE Interview with Axl David who is against the camera system (7min and 18sec):
Release from the Murfreesboro Police Department: