OAK RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

POST OFFICE BOX 1 OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE 37831 TELEPHONE: (865) 425-4399 FAX: (865) 425-3607


 

PRESS RELEASE

 

May 20, 2009

Earlier this year, the City of Oak Ridge signed a contract with Redflex for the installation of a traffic photo enforcement system in the City. Two heavily traveled intersections are now in a 30 day warning period prior to the beginning of issuing actual citations.

 

The intersection of North Illinois Avenue and Robertsville Road has a photo enforcement system monitoring northbound and southbound traffic. The system detects vehicles that fail to stop for the red light, as well as speeding vehicles.

 

At the intersection of Oak Ridge Turnpike and Lafayette Drive, the photo enforcement system monitors eastbound and westbound traffic for vehicles that fail to stop for the red light, as well as speeding vehicles. Additionally, left turns on red from eastbound Oak Ridge Turnpike to northbound New York Avenue and right turns on red from westbound Oak Ridge Turnpike to northbound New York Avenue are monitored.

 

Both of these locations are currently in a 30-day warning period and will begin recording violations for citation purposes on June 1, 2009.

 

Two fixed photo enforcement speed systems are also part of this project and both are located in school zones. One photo enforced speed system is being built on Robertsville Road at Willowbrook School. A second such system will be located on the Oak Ridge Turnpike at Oak Ridge High School. Both systems will monitor vehicle speeds during school zone times. Prior to and after school zone times, the system will monitor vehicle speeds according to the posted speed limits at their respective locations. Both of these systems are still under construction.

 

The goal of this program is to reduce accidents, reduce traffic violations and improve traffic safety by changing driver behavior.

 

 

David H. Beams, Chief of Police

Oak Ridge Police Department

 

Telephone (865) 425-3506/(865) 755-5559