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Ariz. TV traffic court idea aims to target attire

Ariz. TV traffic court idea aims to target attire

CREATED Nov. 7, 2012

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas


MESA, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona city may soon televise traffic-court hearings as a way of educating people on how to behave and how to dress in court.

The Arizona Republic reports that Mesa city councilors are considering a proposal that would televise traffic-court hearings of people trying to wiggle out of traffic citations.

During a recent discussion of the proposal, City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh also suggested the shows could include videos on "what not to wear in court."

Officials say some offenders show up to court in shirts with inappropriate messages and in revealing outfits.

City court administrator Paul Thomas says the court has no plans to impose a detailed dress code, but hopes the Channel11 programs would help people know what proper courtroom attire looks like.

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