Not enough support to regulate red light, speed cameras

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Posted: May 6, 2014 10:24 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: May 7, 2014 7:16 AM
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press

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Topics: red light camera, intersection, traffic, law, state, lawmakers, legislature

BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers put the brakes on proposed laws that would give voters regulation over red light cameras that snap pictures of drivers breaking traffic laws and mail them a ticket.

One proposal would have also regulated speed enforcement camera systems, too. But, none got approval from the House of Representatives Tuesday.

Both of Rep. Jeff Arnold's bills fell short of the 53 votes needed for passage, against opposition from mayors and police chiefs.

His first proposal, which received a 49-40 vote, would have required local voter approval for towns and cities to continue issuing tickets from red light or speed cameras in 2015.

His second bill, which received a 48-43 vote, would have lengthened the caution light used at intersections that have red light cameras, to give people more time to move through a yellow light before it turns red.

Thursday night on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00, investigative reporter Ryan Naquin uncovers which intersections drivers are most likely to receive a ticket.
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