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Suit filed over some La. traffic cameras

4 years ago Friday, July 02, 2010 7:53:51 AM CDT July 02, 2010 Friday, July 02 2010 Jul 2, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

An Arizona company that installed a red-light camera traffic system in Jefferson Parish has filed a $5 million suit.

Redflex Traffic Systems says the parish breached its contract by turning off the system in January. The system takes photos of motorists who run red lights, to be used for prosecution.

The parish put $20 million in collected fines into an escrow account after learning that two lobbyists were to get 3.2 percent of all fines collected as a commission for helping Redflex obtain
the contract.

The parish is auditing the system to decide whether to reactivate it. An attorney for the parish told New Orleans CityBusiness that the review has not been completed.

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