Louisiana's traffic cameras should be marked, lawmakers say
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers want cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders to post signs notifying drivers they're being monitored by the devices.
A bill by Sen. Troy Carter, a New Orleans Democrat, requires the signs to be posted between 250 feet and 500 feet of the location of a speed camera. If the sign isn't posted, the local governing authority wouldn't be able to use the images to ticket motorists.
Senators gave final passage to the measure with a 35-0 vote Friday, sending it to the governor's desk. If signed, it would take effect Aug. 1.
Carter sponsored a similar bill last year that passed, requiring municipalities to post clear signs that indicate an intersection red light camera within 500 feet of each camera.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Woman fears rental scam cost her hundreds
Iberville Parish Council passes ordinance to protect American, state flag
Anti-abuse organizations speak out after recent child murders
Memorial set up after popular truck stop tiger euthanized due to health...
Paramedic recounts saving newborn left on doorstep