Covering Louisiana

Sep 3, 2013 4:54 AM by AP

B.R. drivers with unpaid tickets aren't punished

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Drivers who run a red light in Baton Rouge aren't paying a price for failing to pay for a traffic camera ticket.

The Advocate reports that the city-parish government hasn't penalized a single scofflaw for overdue payments since the cameras were installed in 2009.

Nearly 150,000 tickets have been issued and roughly 59,000 have gone unpaid in that time.

Running a red light in Baton Rouge carries a $117 fine and a $35 late charge.

John Price, an assistant chief administrative officer to Mayor-President Kip Holden, said the cameras were designed to promote public safety and deter offenders.

Money generated by the tickets is directed toward the Baton Rouge Police Department's budget.


»Topics in this article

Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Most Popular