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Town releases camera stats


Farragut saw fewer red-light camera recorded traffic violations in the final three months of 2011.

According to the Town’s traffic enforcement program statistics for Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2,703 incidents were created and 1,400 citations actually were issued.

“The number of citations was up from the 2011 third quarter, possibly due to the increased traffic during the holiday season,” said Ben Harkins, Farragut’s Traffic Enforcement Program manager.

“We averaged less than four citations per intersection per day with a total of just over 15 citations issued per day,” he added.

Incidents were down, however, from the same period in 2010, perhaps because of a recent change in state law, subject to a lawsuit from Farragut’s traffic vendor Redflex.

“Due to the change in State of Tennessee law, fewer incidents were recorded in the fourth quarter since citations cannot be issued to those that continue to violate the law by failing to stop before turning right on red,” a Town press release stated.  


Of the incidents created in fourth quarter 2011, approximately 48 percent were rejected and did not result in a citation being issued.

Of the incidents that weren’t cited, Redflex did not process 901 because of technical issues of lack of information and 402 were rejected by Harkins.

For more information about Farragut’s traffic enforcement program, visit www.townoffarragut.org/

 

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