Posted: Mar 5, 2013 7:13 AM by Kristen Holloway
Updated: Mar 5, 2013 7:26 AM
Some changes could be in store for Lafayette's safe-light safe-speed program today. It has to do with unpaid violations. According to the Lafayette Department of Traffic and Transportation there are nearly 17,000 unpaid safe-light safe-speed violations all more than one million dollars and that's not even including late fees!
LCG has a plan to offer help.. So if you have unpaid citations, read closely. Tonight the city-parish council will consider an ordinance that would wipe out any late fees associated with violations drivers get from safe-light safe-speed cameras.
The hope is the ordinance if passed, will act as an incentive for the city to get the money they're owed. The proposed amnesty period would only affect late fees not the original fine.
"I don't think it's fair I think if you speed and you get a ticket you should pay it and not wait for it to get penalties," said Julie in Lafayette.
If approved at tonights council meeting, the ordinance will be up for final adoption on March 19th. The amnesty period, would be for the month of May.