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Plaquemine sheriff wants traffic cameras

3 years 5 months 5 days ago April 25, 2013 Apr 25, 2013 Thursday, April 25 2013 April 25, 2013 10:50 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

CHALMETTE - Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco wants to put traffic cameras along La. Highway 23 and in some neighborhoods to reinforce his thin ranks of patrol officers.

The Times-Picayune reports the Parish Council could consider the measure when it meets today.

With three traffic fatalities since February last year and Highway 23 dotted with crosses marking the sites of fatal accidents, Greco said the department needs the help.

Greco stressed the cameras are not the stationary red light cameras designed to catch speeding motorists blowing through traffic signals, such as the ones used in New Orleans. He says the cameras are mobile, mounted on trailers and can be relocated as needed and will include technology to assist with criminal investigations.

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