Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:44 AM by AP
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - If Pointe Coupee Parish Police Juror Justin Cox has his way, the parish will soon follow in the footsteps of several police departments and start using traffic cameras to catch speeding motorists on parish roads.
Cox introduced a speed enforcement plan last week during a finance committee meeting where he said the program could reduce speed-related crashes.
Cox said he wants the Police Jury to consider hiring Redflex Traffic Systems to install cameras that would take snapshots of speeding violators along various roads in the parish.
The program would be modeled after one in Baker, which contracted Redflex in 2008. The company issues traffic citations through the mail and collects the associated fine.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com