Jan 18 2013
12:29 pm

From the News-Sentinel ...

"All crashes are down from the previous three-year study," said Knoxville Police Department Capt. Gordon Catlett, who oversees the red light camera enforcement program. "All the data is going in the right direction."

The most recent study from 2010-12 shows the intersection of Cedar Bluff and Peters roads maintains its spot as the top crash site in the city.

Top 40 city intersections for crashes identified

Map showing Knox County wreck data

Elwood Aspermonte's picture

Another City of Knoxville money grab

The cameras at the intersection of Main and Henley are coming down, not because the number of accidents are down, but because the Henley Street bridge is down for an additioanl 18 months so the traffic count there is minimal for the costs associated with maintaining the camera there.

If traffic safety is such a priority for the installation of these traffic cameras, why are there no traffic red light cameras on Magnolia Avenue or in East Knoxville in general?

Is it the lack of concern for East Side safety or lack of revenue produced by the cameras on that side of town?

Rachel's picture


Is it the lack of concern for East Side safety or lack of revenue produced by the cameras on that side of town?

I don't see any of these top 40 locations on Magnolia. Could THAT be the reason?

Nah, too simple.

OneAnonymous's picture

Also, people don't stop

Also, people don't stop running red lights because of cameras but because they don't want to pay the fine. If the cameras are not generating fines/revenue then they will have no effect on the number of crashes.

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