"Don't Run Redlights" 2-6PM Feb. 26 or anytime!

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(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.

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2:00-6:00PM Wednesday

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.

The Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force is using OPERATION RED LIGHT RUNNER to focus on traffic lights enforcement to change driving behavior, said Murfreesboro Police Capt. Cary Gensemer, a task force member.
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In fact, WGNS felt OPERATION RED LIGHT RUNNER was so important that Captain Gensemer and PIO Larry Flowers were on WGNS for the entire Action Line radio broadcast on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, to give full details of the public safety event, and we applaud law enforcement for this caring program.
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If you missed that WGNS radio broadcast, listen to it here:

High Crash Intersections

Murfreesboro Police will focus on high frequency crash intersections of Old Fort Parkway and Cason Lane along with Memorial Boulevard at Clark Boulevard.
Police investigated 19 crashes with injuries within 300 feet of Old Fort Parkway and Cason Lane and 12 crashes with injuries within 300 feet of Memorial Boulevard and Clark Boulevard during the past year.
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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."
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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."
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Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies will assist Murfreesboro and Smyrna.

Agencies Involved

The Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force is comprised of Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Eagleville, MTSU and Veterans Affairs Police Departments, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Their mission is "Saving Lives through Proactive Traffic Enforcement."

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