Jackson latest city to use automatic cameras at stop lights

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The city of Jackson is installing automatic cameras aimed at catching motorists running red lights at four major intersections.

The city expects to install signs warning motorists of the new digital cameras in the next couple of weeks.

For the first 30 days, drivers who fail to stop at red lights face a warning, but after that, police will use the license plate numbers to send violators a $50 fine.

The cameras are intended to reduce traffic accidents and injuries at four of the city's most dangerous intersections.

In 2002, Germantown became the first city in Tennessee to implement a red light enforcement program.

Traffic light cameras also have been installed in Memphis, Red Bank and Knoxville.

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