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Red light stats released

Town of Farragut announces the following statistics for the 2010 third quarter enforcement period of July 1 through Sept. 30 for its Traffic Enforcement Program (red light violations).

Following are the highlights from this period:

• 4,608 incidents were recorded.

• 2,010 incidents were rejected by the reviewing officer.

• 444 incidents were not processed by Redflex due to technical issues or lack of information.

• 2,154 citations were issued.

The number of incidents is down by approximately 36 percent and the number of citations is down more than 44 percent from the second quarter (7,213 incidents recorded and 3,878 citations issued in the second quarter). The Traffic Enforcement Program averaged less than 24 citations per day, which is about eight citations daily at each of the three monitored intersections. Each violation carries a maximum fine of $50.

The decrease in the number of incidents and citations is in part due to the Tennessee Depart-ment of Transportation resurfacing project on Kingston Pike in July. As a result, the three monitored intersection approaches at Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road were not operational for more than three weeks.

“Another reason that the numbers are down may be because drivers are more aware of the cameras and more drivers are stopping, as state law requires, especially prior to turning right at a red light,” Ben Harkins, Traffic Enforcement Program manager, said.

At Harkins’ discretion, more than 43 percent of the total recorded incidents were rejected.

Harkins strongly urges anyone receiving a citation to review the video of the incident online before deciding what course of action they will take. The instructions for reviewing a video online at are located on the citation.


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