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Petition seeks to remove Murfreesboro red-light cameras

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

A current and former Middle Tennessee State University student have made it their mission to get rid of red-light cameras across Murfreesboro, claiming they're a revenue stream and not effective.

"If you take out the safety element, it's all about revenue. As long as they are making money, it's going to fall on deaf ears," said Axl David, with the group Murfreesboro Citizens Against Photo Enforcement, or CAPE.

David and Jacob Bogle are co-founders of Murfreesboro CAPE, which has started a petition and is hoping to get more than 1,000 signatures to present to the city council.

The group claims that between 2008 and 2012, crashes at all intersections in Murfreesboro have declined 11 percent, while only one percent were at intersections with traffic cameras.

David and Bogle say the red-light cameras are useless since there is no recourse.

"If you don't want a citation in the mail, then don't run a red light. Don't risk everyone's life when you enter an intersection. If you drive save, everybody else is safe. We believe this program has contributed to safer roadways in Murfreesboro," said Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans.

CAPE's co-founders are also concerned that side-angle crashes at enforced intersections have decreased at a slower rate than non-enforced intersections, claiming drivers are more likely to get into a crash at the intersections that are monitored.

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