Brighton, Tennessee Speed Traps
The Brighton Police are very desperate for speeding tickets because the Brighton Police Chief gives each officer a quota of at least two tickets a day. This is coming from a former Brighton Police Officer who quit the department because he got tired of having to meet a ticket writing quota ‘which is supposed to be illegal in the State of Tennessee’. The Brighton Police hide between the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 51 where you can’t see them until its too late. Usually they hide on Highway 51 by the county landfill near the south city limits or by the BCI buildings near the north city limits. They hide on Kenwood Avenue near Tipton Street and on Woodlawn Avenue near the other end of Tipton Street. They also hide on Old Highway 51 near the Church of Christ and near the Brighton Elementary School. The officers get in trouble if they don’t write at least two tickets a day. They have to write you a ticket even if they don’t want to just so they can meet the Chiefs quota. Police Departments are supposed to base their operating budgets from pre-existing money from the town, not from ticket revenue. Brighton is so sad!! 01-16-2017
usually sits in the drive way by the falling down house, such a way he sees you coming down the hill on Lucy Kelly and catches you speeding as it turns to 30 mph
Brighton police, Tipton County Sheriff, & State Cops all use this one. A set of rolling hills makes it impossible to know, or have your detector warn you, until too late. Going south after passing the high school, you’ll go over two hills, as you crest the second, you’ll see them sitting in the median right between the roads pointed straight at you. I believe they use a laser system, because the radar detector didn’t sound off the only time I was nailed. But since I drop my daughter off at school and use this road to go to work, I see them about 3 days a week sitting here.
Cop often sits out in the parking lot in the mornings, behind the fence so passerbys can’t see until he can clock you.
The officers sit in the entrance to Old Brighton High School as well as in McLister Place. It has been said, and I heard it with my own two ears "Mr. Billy, go out and speed so I can give ya a ticket. I’ll pay the $75 for you, but I haven’t met my quota for the month and I don’t want to get in trouble."