- Wednesday November 28th, 2012 :: 01:37 p.m. CST
The City of Jackson entered into a contract with Redflex Traffic Systems Inc for a Photo Safety Program.
Date: 28 November 2012
From: Gill Kendrick, Chief of Police
RE: Photo Safety Program
As part of the Jackson Police Department’s ongoing efforts to insure that the roadways in Jackson are as safe and efficient as possible, earlier this year the City of Jackson entered into a contract with Redflex Traffic Systems Incorporated to install equipment and support the Police Department in the operation of its Photo Safety Program.
Engineering studies were completed by an independent engineering firm, Neel-Schaffer Inc., and two intersections were selected to have photo enforcement equipment installed at this time. They are North Highland Avenue at Old Hickory Boulevard and North Highland Avenue at Carriage House Drive/Ridgecrest Road. The installation and testing was completed three days ahead of schedule and operation of the equipment will begin today. During the first 30-days, 28 November 2012 through 27 December 2012, only Warning Notices will be mailed to those motorists who run red lights at the aforementioned intersections. Actual Notices of Violation will begin being sent to red light runners on 29 December 2012. As it has been since the Photo Safety Program began operating in September of 2006, the civil penalty for a Photo Safety Program Notice of Violation for running a red light will continue to be fifty-dollars. Just like with a parking ticket, the registered owner of the vehicle is civilly liable and no points are ever placed on anyone’s driving record.
So far this year in Jackson, there have been 1,402 intersection crashes, which are some of the most dangerous crashes. A significant number of these crashes are caused by red light runners. The Photo Safety Program is one more tool to combat these crashes and prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries.
For more information contact:
Lt. Ronald D. Adams
Traffic Safety Coordinator
Jackson Police Department
Jackson Tennessee Police Department
234 Institute St
Jackson, TN 38301