Speeding and Red Light Cameras Come to an End in Union City

 Speeding and Red Light Cameras Come to an End in Union City

Stationary traffic enforcement for speeding and intersections will end at midnight on June 30th in Union City….(photo: Charles Choate – 104.9 KYTN/105.7 WQAK)

Red light traffic cameras will end at midnight on June 30th, after a contract with Redflex was nor renewed…(photo: Charles Choate – 104.9 KYTN/105.7 WQAK)

 

 

The contract for stationary speed enforcement, and intersection red light cameras, expires tonight at midnight in Union City.

Council members recently voted 4-to-2, to not renew their contract for the service with Redflex.

The unmanned service began in 2016, with intersection cameras at Everett Boulevard and West Main Street, Everett Boulevard and Reelfoot Avenue, and Reelfoot Avenue and Home Street.

The service also included speed detecting vehicles at three locations in the city, which issued citations by mail.

Union City Police Chief Ben Yates lobbied to renew the contract, citing the enforcement and deterrent provided by the cameras.

Chief Yates told Thunderbolt News the camera enforcement was a benefit, and will be missed by his department.(AUDIO)

 

Due to the loss of the speed, and red light cameras, Chief Yates said his officers will now dedicate as much time as possible to traffic enforcement.(AUDIO)

 

According to a survey conducted in 2019 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, roughly 16 Tennessee cities used the red light cameras, with only 13 using the speed cameras.

Charles Choate