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Speed camera ban on interstates gets final passage

11 months ago Thursday, May 01, 2014 3:45:51 AM CDT May 01, 2014 Thursday, May 01 2014 May 1, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Speed cameras and other automated speed enforcement devices will be prohibited on Louisiana's interstates, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to the ban.

The Senate gave final passage to the proposal by Sulphur Rep. Mike Danahay, a Democrat, with a 37-0 vote Wednesday. The House already had approved the measure.

Danahay says a private company has approached municipalities to introduce speed cameras on interstate highways. The method would use a hand-held device to record speeds, and violators would be sent tickets through the mail.

At least one town in southwest Louisiana, the town of Welsh, had announced plans for such a program.

Critics of the programs say they don't give people due process rights and seem to prioritize generating income over public safety.

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