Johnson City commission votes “no” for school speed cameras

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Johnson City commissioners turned down the addition of several new speed cameras near local schools at Thursday’s commission meeting.

Commissioners voted two to two meaning it could not pass since Mayor Clayton Stout was not there tonight. Police Chief Mark Sirois said the cameras are most needed at Ashley Academy, Mountain View and Northside Elementary School based on a traffic engineering study.

Chief Sirois said the cameras would have helped make it safer for kids at those schools.

“We hope what’s come out of this discussion has been an emphasis the need to drive safely and drive carefully especially now that school has just started,” Chief Sirois said.

Chief Sirois said his officers will continue to enforce traffic near those schools.

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