Posted: Mar 9, 2010 1:48 PM by Lori Steele
Updated: Mar 9, 2010 8:52 PM
State Rep. Jeff Arnold of New Orleans plans to go after red light cameras and speed vans during the upcoming legislative session. He tried to outlaw the devices last year, but was unsuccessful.
Arnold told News 2 Tuesday he believes automated traffic enforcement is only a money maker for communities, and he doesn't believe they're making our streets safer. During the session, which starts at the end of the month, he plans to prove his case.
Baker Police have been using two speed vans and one speed trailer since 2007. Chief Mike Knaps says he credits those devices with reducing traffic accidents in Baker by 75 percent.
Chief Knaps is one of many planning to speak out on the topic during session, which starts March 29.