Memphis won't be getting as many of those new speed cameras as some city council members wanted.
Council has agreed to install 150 speed cameras in school zones during budget hearings over the summer. The plan would require the city to put out a new request for proposals from speed camera companies.
In the interim American Traffic Solutions, the city's contractor, will be installing 15 new red light cameras and 15 speed cameras in school zones.
Councilman Myron Lowery said it is a positive first step.
"We're getting ready to expand the program," he said. "Why? The program has been extremely successful. Red light runners are being reduced traffic accidents are being avoided and lives are being saved so we are going to expand the program."
The cameras aren't about raising money. They're about promoting safe driving Lowrey added.
The money from camera fines will got to public safety spending.
The police department could use the extra cash as its budget has already been cut by 2.5-percent this year.