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Town releases 1Q red-light camera statistics


The town of Farragut announces the following statistics for the 2011 first quarter enforcement period Jan. 1 through March 31, for its Traffic Enforcement Program.

Highlights include:

• 3,311 incidents were recorded.

• 1,387 incidents were rejected by the reviewing officer.

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

• 1,526 citations were issued.

The Traffic Enforcement Pro-gram averaged more than 17 citations per day, which averages to less than six citations daily at each of the three monitored intersections. Each violation carries a fine of $50.

At the discretion of Traffic Enforcement Program manager Ben Harkins, almost 42 percent of total recorded incidents were rejected, although most were still violations of state law.


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 www.photonotice.com are located on the citation. Many citizens who believe they did not violate the law change their minds after reviewing their video.

The 30-day warning period for the Campbell Station Road at Grigsby Chapel Road/Parkside Drive intersection is underway and will end Tuesday, May 31. Citations resulting in a $50 fine per offense will begin Wednesday, June 1.

Visit the “Farragut Traffic Enforcement Program” section on the town of Farragut’s website (townoffarragut.org) for information about the red light system, receiving a citation and state of Tennessee traffic laws. For more information regarding the Traffic Enforcement Program and the 2011 first quarter statistics, contact Ben Harkins at bharkins@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

 

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