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Traffic management in Selmer, TN: Intersection cameras in a small town — 31 Comments

  1. To whom it may concern: This is now the 2nd traffic citation I have received after passing thru your city. The 1st was for going 57 in a 45. The last was for 57 in a 45. After the 1st one I thought maybe but doubted it. When I received this last one I said absolutely –NO. I never go that fast and I remain very diligent while behind the wheel. It is a weird coincidence that both citations are for 57 in a 45. I am 66 years old and cannot remember when I got my last ticket. I sincerely believe that your camera system is not accurate. I know that people can be mistaken as I thought I possibly had after receiving the 1st citation. But now I am convinced that the mistake is on your part concerning the camera system’s accuracy. Please check for the accuracy as I wait for your reply. Sincerely David Davis

    • Oh wow what do u know- I just got a ticket in the mail for… 57 in a 45 passing thru there. Wow

  2. I too received a speeding ticket from the camera for 57 in a 45 mph zone in Selmer. I was very surprised when I received the notice in the mail,as was the rest of my family who was traveling with me at the time. I am trained on the way radar operates and I qquestioned the accuracy due to the fact that there are other vehicles in the photos of my vehicle and without an officer monitoring the traffic how can it be determined that my vehicle was the appropriate target? Unfortunately, I have not been able to log onto the website provided to watch the video or pay the fine. I am from out of town therefore it is not feasible for me to take off work and drive back to Selmer to dispute the ticket. I also feel that IF I was guilty of the violation I was not made aware of it until 2 weeks later, Therefore I likely continued speedino,unknowingly, through town. In my personal opinion it seems to be more about revenue than safety.

  3. I Received a citation from a camera in Selmer Tn. I assume since it is photo enforced I should be able to access that info. Please direct me to the correct website so I can decide what I need to do.

  4. My driver also received a speeding ticket for 57 in a 45. Seems odd that all of the tickets above are the same over the limit speed.

  5. I received a ticket in mail today, I am old and do not think I was speeding.Have not got a ticket in years. They say I was going 57 in a 45 zone. What a gimmick.

  6. I received a ticket for running the redlight. I was aware when this happened because the light had just turned yellow as I entered the intersection. It then turned red just a second later and the camera lights snapped. This is simply too fast. The yellow light need to last long enough for someone to get through the intersection. Unfortunately I have to pass through this stupid town regularly, so when I approach this light, I basically just slow to a near stop even when it is green. I believe this could be just as dangerous as people running red lights.

    • I agree. The yellow or caution light time doesn’t allow the driver to stop safely. The light immediately turns red as you proceed, even if you are following the speed limit.
      Selmer is my hometown and these carnival game type rigged red lights are a terrible reflection of the community

    • the yellow light time is shorter at this intersection than any I have ever been through…..the city has found a way to make tens of thousands more for the paychecks of the upper level management…..the yellow light is less than 3 seconds. a truck going 45 mph cannot stop in 3 seconds. Selmer City photo enforcement needs to me audited.

    • I was quite surprised to get one of those camera tickets as I rarely go through a yellow light much less a red one. Review of the video clearly shows I went through the light when red. You may be correct about the short yellow as we have no recollection of going through a red light. In my case I may have been able to stop without being rear ended. I think a short yellow is essential to produce enough tickets to pay for the camera system. The visibility of officers on the street might improve driver awareness but, the camera tickets produce essential revenue.
      While we feel violated or “scammed” for paying $50 Selmer, TN is able to reduce the amount spent on police officers.

  7. Don’t pay it, this is a small town racket. You have the right to face your accuser and this will not hold up in court.

  8. Wow… Got paper today about going 57 in a 45 I won’t how many people got this same BS!! The ticket isn’t much but it’s the principle of the matter. Also was traveling with a group of and with the picture they have we can’t even identify who was driving. Has anyone above not payed the ticket? I see how they can really enforce this.

    • It’s funny how all of these cities claim these red light cameras are all about safety and not money but don’t do something that makes more sense twards safety that I have seen at intersections that had a lot of wrecks with red lights is a warning light indicating that it is about to change and gives you plenty of time to stop but I suppose that’s not in the budget considering that would probably cut the revenue that they get from them.

      • Yes this scam really works. Works in the way that I will never drive to or through your town again. 56 in a 45 here. I am very careful to obey traffic laws and at 42 years old I have only had one other ticket 20 years ago. I could never believe I was speeding through your town, especially that fast. The photo looks as though I’m sitting at the light. But good luck with your town’s ripoff scheme. Good luck and good riddance.

  9. I got a ticket in the mail yesterday. I’ve never had a ticket for running a red light. Like someone else said the yellow seems to change almost immediately to red once your in the intersection. It’s a scam that everyone was doing 57 in a 45! My ticket says 54 in a 45. There’s no way everyone flys thru redslights at over 50. We all know that light may turn yellow and we slow down way before. This is a joke!

  10. DON’T PAY THE CITATIONS; THEY ARE ISSUED AND MAILED BY THE CAMERA COMPANY AND NOT LEGAL. The city cannot get your license suspended if you don’t pay, cannot impact your credit or your insurance either. When they hound you to pay, just write back to the collection agency that it is not a legal debt and you dispute it.

  11. There is no way to stop when the yellow flashes on at the 45-64 junction before the light turns RED!! Speed trap!! I give you my word I will never go to your city or spend a dime in your county again…..

  12. The yellow light lasts 4 seconds. At a posted speed of 45 mph, I wish a few city officials and police would take a ride in a vehicle/semi weighing up to 80,000 lbs and try to stop it in those 4 seconds. That is impossible. One day you will cause one to try to stop, and when it jackKnifes and takes out the whole intersection I hope the town of selmer is insured properly.

  13. I hope you use that $50 wisely because I will never spend another dime in Selmer TN

  14. Money makers. Traffic scameras. Bite me Mayor. I will never spend a cent in this town.

  15. I know Tennessee has traffic cameras and I slowed down when approaching reduced speed areas and set my speed control to try to keep my vehicle at the posted speed. Still after doing that I received a red light violation at Mulberry St & Walmart Rd. It says my speed was 54 mph in a 45 mph zone. There were 3 other adults in my vehicle and they say it is no way. The speed limits are up & down on Hwy 45. I was approaching the traffic light and it changed to yellow & to red. I knew that it would be very difficult to stop so I went on thru since the intersection was clear. It takes a total of 196′ to stop when traveling at 45 mph on a dry surface. It took .02 seconds to clear the intersection. I was already past the intersection about four lines when the traffic at the other light began moving. If you are going to be so precise about these lights, then there should be a flashing light letting drivers know when to begin braking for the light or let the yellow light be on longer.

    • SAME THING JUST HAPPENED TO ME. Light changed to Yellow and I was very close to it so I had to speed up. I hit a grand speed of 57 in a 45 mph zone and got hit with a camera letter. I have an SUV full of luggage and dogs and slamming on the brakes is not an option when I can clear it easily and I’m close to the light changing. I haven’t received a citation in YEARS for speeding but get one in this town. Won’t be going back to Selmer anymore or through it for travel.

  16. I just received the same notices as most of you. A photo speeding violation, it says I was going 58 in a 45 zone. My ticket is $50.00 and it is noted that if I fail to respond by 8-9-21 they will add an additional $88.75. What a bunch of lazy crooks.

  17. wow. I got a ticket with going 57 in a 45 and I dont even know how because I always have my cruise on regular roadways and in the city I definitely slow down so I am not even sure where the location is at that I supposedly was speeding.

  18. Good grief! My vehicle picture was captured at Mulberry St and Walmart Rd by their cameras going 57 in a 45 as well! I wasn’t even the driver at that time! Does anyone have any pictures on their ticket showing themselves as the driver? I’m wondering if the burden of proof is on the police department or the company supporting this camera system to ensure the proper person is ticketed, despite the legal registered vehicle owner?

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