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Cop's Corner with Captain Cupp

Captain David G. Cupp

Captain Cupp is the daytime shift commander for the Bartlett Police Department. Each week Captain Cupp will provide citizens of Bartlett with information useful to Bartlett residents concerning traffic and public safety and little known facts about the Bartlett Police Department.

This week's topic:
Traffic Control Signals

Tennessee Law allows drivers facing a RED LIGHT to make a “Right on Red After STOP”.  This means all drivers must come to a complete stop before entering traffic. Drivers must check for pedestrians in the cross walk and on coming traffic.

This is rarely done and has resulted in many Auto Accidents and Pedestrians being struck. Drivers failing to come to a complete stop can be cited for Disregarding a Red Light. This Law was passed in an effort to assist in the flow of traffic.

Any Traffic Questions or Concerns feel free to contact me at my email address.
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Captain David G. Cupp, CFS
Bartlett Police Department