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  • City-Parish Council to Discuss Red Light Cams Tonight

    July 17, 2012 9:16 AM

    You could face stiffer penalties if you don't pay your Safe-Light Safe-Speed ticket. The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote tonight on several aspects of the program. The City-Parish Government is owed millions and they want to crack down and make people pay. Everyday traffic cameras capture drivers either... more »
  • Lawmaker Proposes Regulating Traffic Camera Programs

    April 10, 2012 7:18 PM

    The traffic camera debate is taking center stage among State lawmakers Tuesday, with one legislator hoping to place regulations on red light and speed cameras. If Representative Jeff Arnold's bill passes, drivers wouldn't receive a ticket if driving less than ten miles over the speed limit. The second bill proposes... more »
  • Traffic Camera Revenue: For Safety or Cash Generating

    August 12, 2011 10:17 PM

    Tickets from red light and speed cameras generate millions of dollars in Lafayette, but are they really for safety purposes only? When a fine shows up in your mail box for getting caught by one of those cameras, drivers will shell out any where from $25 to over a... more »
  • Red Light Cameras: Are They Working in Lafayette?

    June 30, 2011 10:14 PM

    By now, most drivers in Lafayette are probably familiar with the SafeLight and SafeSpeed cameras posted up around the city. While data shows crashes are down here in Lafayette, other U.S. Cities have found they could actually be causing accidents. Now nine states have banned the cameras for that reason.... more »
  • NO traffic cameras remain on for now

    October 14, 2010 12:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has extended a stay allowing New Orleans to continue issuing tickets based upon traffic cameras while it considers an appeal on their legality. The cameras were successfully challenged in a lawsuit brought by Edward Washington, a former deputy city attorney, who argued... more »
  • Ban On Red Light Cameras Failed

    April 12, 2010 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A ban on the cameras that take photos of speeders and drivers who run red lights failed to win support Monday in a House committee that stalled the proposal for a second year. Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-New Orleans, said the cameras in Baton Rouge, Lafayette,... more »
  • Red Light Cameras Make Money

    December 29, 2009 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Illegal parkers and red light runners have become a much-needed source of revenue in New Orleans. With a budget so tight it has caused Mayor Ray Nagin to threaten to reduce City Hall to a four-day work week and allow police cars to go without repairs,... more »
  • Safelight penalty to be reduced

    October 21, 2009 11:57 AM

    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... more »
  • Red Light Penalty Reduced

    October 21, 2009 9:06 AM

    Council members worked well into the night deciding whether or not to pass or override items that Parish-President Joey Durel vetoed. Earlier this month the Lafayette Consolidated Council approved 420- thousand-dollars for pay increases at the fire department. Durel vetoed the pay raise and last night, the council went along... more »
  • LCG Votes on Vetoed Items

    October 21, 2009 8:43 AM

    The Lafayette City Parish Council is immersed in the budget tonight, voting on the items vetoed earlier this month by Parish President Joey Durel. Durel vetoed the items for two reasons, he felt there was not enough discussion and not enough information. Tonight the council got an earful. Earlier... more »

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