Lafayette

Apr 15, 2013 8:43 AM by AP

Lafayette considers amnesty for camera tickets

The Lafayette City-Parish Council this week is expected to again consider an amnesty period for those who haven't paid their traffic light camera citations.
In March, the council delayed voting on the proposal so the city-parish attorney could research issues like how Lafayette City-Parish government would split the collected revenues with the company that runs the red light camera program.
The Advocate reports under the city-parish's current contract the city-parish and Redflex Traffic Systems split revenues 60-40 on citations that are paid on time.
But there's a backlog of $1.3 million in unpaid citations and it was unclear in march whether the same split would apply during the amnesty period. Officials said they believe the amnesty period could bring in more than $2 million.

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