A motorist has to go through one of the three major signaled intersections with cameras on Jackson Blvd at 56 mph or more in order to get a speeding ticket. The speed limit on Jackson Blvd is 45 mph, and motorists traveling through the intersection a 56 mph or more are going too fast to be safe.
Yellow lights at the camera intersections have been placed at 5 seconds, which is the maximum recommended by TDOT guidelines. At 45 mph, a motorist has almost the length of a football field to stop in 5 seconds.
Both sets of wheels from a vehicle must have not gone across the white stop bar on the pavement when the signal turns red in order for the camera to record a violation. The camera will not record a violation if only one set of wheels is past the stop bar when the signal turns red.
The camera records only the make of the vehicle, color, and license plate number when a violation occurs.
Violations are reviewed and approved by a Jonesborough Police Officer before citations are issued to the vehicle owner.
Motorist receiving a citation can go on-line and review a video of their violation.
Motorists wishing to contest a citation can come to Municipal Court in Jonesborough. A video of the violation will be available for review in court.
The video system has been very helpful in determining fault when an accident does occur at one of the intersections with cameras.