Tulsa police ticket dozens in crackdown on red-light runners
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, December 06, 2012
12/06/12 at 3:52 AM
Tulsa Police issued more than 100 citations and stopped more than 85 vehicles on South Memorial Drive during a recent red light enforcement campaign.
Sgt. Stephen Boyes said units focused on all South Memorial intersections from 51st to 91st streets Nov. 26 through Friday.
A majority of the stops were for red or yellow light violations, Boyes said. A red light violation, when a vehicle enters an intersection when a traffic light is red, carries a $200 fine. A yellow light violation, when a vehicle doesn't clear an intersection by the time a traffic light turns red, is a $150 fine.
Boyes said that with the timing of city traffic lights, yellow light violation vehicles were "not even making it halfway through the intersection" by the time the lights turned red.
Police cited red light violations as a leading cause of injury collisions in intersections.
"Hopefully now that it's been done and 85 people issued a ticket for running a light, they'll tell people and it will spread and people won't try to run a light," Boyes said.
Other citations issued during the enforcement included being uninsured and not having a driver's license, Boyes said.
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