published Monday, December 7th, 2009

Red Bank ready to rumble with speeders

Red Bank Mayor Joe Glasscock said city workers will install rumble strips, small strips on street surfaces designed to create a noise inside a car, in several areas within the next few weeks in the city’s latest attempt to thwart speeders.

“Speed cameras are not the only thing we need to do to call attention to speeding,” he said.

Mr. Glasscock says he’s tired of getting flak for the town’s traffic cameras, which can result in tickets for drivers who run red lights. Installing the rumble strips should show that the cameras are in place for good reason, not just for added revenue, he said.

“All you have to do is obey the law,” Mr. Glasscock said. “The only ones complaining are the ones who break the law.”

See Monday's Times Free Press for comlete coverage.

about Kevin Hardy...

Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...

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PhotoRadarScam said...

“All you have to do is obey the law,”

Yeah, right. What about having to take a day off of work to go to court if the machine malfunctions? What about when you have to hire a lawyer to fight your ticket because the machine malfunctioned? What about the evidence tampering and falsification that the camera company has been found guilty of before? What about when YOU are not the driver but YOU get the ticket anyway? What about the tracking and monitoring of all people who pass by a camera REGARDLESS OF GUILT? What about the INCREASE in accidents caused by the cameras?

December 7, 2009 at 2:15 a.m.
sunnydelight said...

By Golly , I'll beat them into submission. How childish. Good bye Krystal,Sonic,Hardees,Armandos,Dubs & all the other eateries I have been getting lunch at.As a business owner in the area I will be going over the hill to Hwy 153 area now.Born and raised in Dead Bank for 65 years , I've had it. I have never had a ticket in Dead Bank but I don't need any rattles in my car from those annoying strips.45 MPH is too fast for the main business district and too slow for the north and south ends.Who was the einstien in charge of this one.

December 7, 2009 at 3:19 a.m.
dewey said...

I think the supporters for this idea are very few. This is just yet another waste of money...lets not forget the MUCH needed flag revamp. This is going to result in motorist going out of there way to avoid Red Bank. As if the money mooching cameras were not enough lets just cause one more head ache. I have lived in Red Bank for 25 years. When me and my wife bought our first home I pushed for it to be in Red Bank. I love the community and small town feel, but this is getting out of hand. Now don't get me wrong I'm not saying race down the main strip or drive unsafe, but these measures are just plain overkill.

December 7, 2009 at 9:04 a.m.
sunnydelight said...

went to lunch today . Not in Dead Bank. So old Joe thinks only the lawless complain. Do you think you could be wrong? Go look at your dying / dead town .Even liquor by the drink couldn't help attract businesses.

December 7, 2009 at 12:56 p.m.
MountainJoe said...

The mayor can just go right on believing that the increase in commercial vacancies on Dayton Boulevard and the traffic cameras have nothing to do with each other. And the vacancies will just keep on increasing as more small businesses die.

Just today I bought something from a merchant across town that I know I could have obtained in Red Bank, closer to where I live. And I drove safely and sanely getting there. But I didn't want Big Brother looking over my shoulder, so someone else got my money instead of the Red Bank business.

Multiply that times 10,000 (or maybe more) and divide by the amount of sales it takes to sustain one business and I bet it just about equals the increase in vacant storefronts since the cameras went in.

December 7, 2009 at 1:47 p.m.
Exusiai said...

So, here is a good question, will the city of Red Bank pay for damages that these strips cause to vehicles?

December 7, 2009 at 2:31 p.m.
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