Red light camera extension approved
BATON ROUGE - Meto Council members voted to continue the red light camera program in East Baton Rouge Parish, with some modifications.
The council approved a measure Wednesday to re-negotiate a 5-year extension to the existing program.
The measure also included a request from Mayor Kip Holden's office that the negotiations include requesting local law firms issue ticket notifications. Currently, a nationwide law firm handles those notifications.
The current contract with American Traffic Solutions ends Jan. 1, 2014.
A study done by the Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Division says that side-impact crashes, or "T-bone" crashes, decreased by 40 percent at photo-enforced intersections. The same study found rear-end crashes increased by 4 percent.
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