This summer, red light runners in Murfreesboro may receive tickets.
For a month, beginning June 1, the city plans to issue only warnings to those who fail to stop.
Beginning July 1, the tickets will be for real, and carry a fine of $50.
The city of Murfreesboro decided to install red light cameras at six major intersections.
Wednesday, Traffic Pax, the company in charge of installing and running the cameras, showed police what to expect and how to operate the new system.
If a vehicle crosses through intersection after the light has turned red, cameras at different corners of the intersection snap pictures of the car and its license plate.
The pictures are reviewed by Traffic Pax and then sent to the Murfreesboro Police Department who ultimately has the final sign off.
In police agree a violation has occurred, vehicle information is pulled from the Rutherford County DMV's office so the officer can make sure the description matches the plate, minimizing false tickets.
Three intersections in Murfreesboro already have red light cameras installed that will be up and running June 1.
Three more intersections will get the cameras which will be up and running by July 1.
Tickets issued from June 1 to July 1 will only be warnings but after that, the tickets issued to red light runners will carry a $50 fine.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:07:37 GMT
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