(MURFREESBORO) If you're late for school or work, that doesn't give you an excuse to run red lights.
Motorists argue whether or not they should pay fines from "red light cameras". Consider this--a high-definition photo is automtically taken of a person driving through a red light. It's not a question of "did you commit the violation", there's a photo of you doing it.
It's like DUI, DOR, speeding or any offense. If you don't want to pay the fine, don't break the law.
There will be a 4-hour window this coming Wednesday (2/26/2020) that all law enforcement agencies in Rutherford County will be "out to get you" breaking the law and running red lights. The campaign runs 2:00 to 6:00PM Wednesday afternoon and evening.
High Crash IntersectionsMurfreesboro Police will focus on high frequency crash intersections of Old Fort Parkway and Cason Lane along with Memorial Boulevard at Clark Boulevard.
Gensemer said, "Our officers will concentrate on hazardous moving violations, distracted driving violations, and seat belt violations in an attempt to change driving behavior through high visibility traffic enforcement."
Town of Smyrna spokeswoman Kathy Ferrell said Smyrna Police will concentrate on the intersections of Enon Springs Road at South Lowry Street and Old Nashville Highway at Sam Ridley Parkway.
"Motorists often accelerate though intersections rather than stopping," Ferrell said. "Slowing down and obeying the traffic signal will help reduce traffic crashes."
Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies will assist Murfreesboro and Smyrna.