Posted: Oct 21, 2009 10:57 AM by sleonard
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $25 SafeLight Lafayette penalty will be imposed when drivers turn right at a red light without coming to a complete stop.
The City-Parish Council on Tuesday agreed to lower the penalty, which is $125 for drivers who run through a red light at intersections equipped with cameras.
City-Parish President Joey Durel had originally proposed eliminating that action as a SafeLight violation, but later said he did not think it should be completely exempt and proposed a $50
The council went with the lower fine proposed by Councilman Sam Dore.
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