A Republican Tennessee lawmaker says getting a traffic camera ticket isn’t a problem — he just burns them.
State Rep. Andy Holt set such ticket ablaze on Wednesday and posted the video to Facebook. A news release issued in conjunction with the Facebook video urges others who are issued traffic camera tickets in Tennessee to ignore them.
Holt is a longtime critic of traffic camera tickets and has previously called for banning them.
Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said in an email Thursday to the Knoxville News Sentinel that Holt’s advice is unsound.
Rausch says ignoring or burning a ticket « does not make the violation and accountability go away. »