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  • Redflex opposition pitches new plan to LCG

    April 24, 2012 10:35 PM

    City-Parish Council heard the other side of the "safe-light and safe-speed" controversy Tuesday night. Last week, council heard from those in favor of keeping these cameras in town. Now, those looking to do away with Redflex had their chance to speak and pitch some alternatives. It's all leading up... more »
  • Redflex relationship jeopardizes officers' testimony

    April 19, 2012 11:07 PM

    Some Lafayette Councilmembers are questioning the credibility of those supporting Redflex. Last week, Lafayette Police Officer Richard Rees testified in favor of the speed cams at the state capitol but was his presentation credible? The Advertiser reports Rees is dating a Redflex employee and opponents of the program say... more »
  • Durel/Redflex to begin new contract negotiations

    April 17, 2012 11:05 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel gets the "green light" to start re-negotiating a contract with Redflex, but does that really mean a new beginning for SafeLight-SafeSpeed? "We need the lights," Jeffrey David said. "people are speeding through the red lights, and they could've caused an accident." David wants the... 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 »
  • New Orleans Lawmaker Proposes Statewide Ban on Traffic Cameras

    March 8, 2010 10:26 PM

    The debate over traffic cameras is re-ignited, after a New Orleans lawmaker has proposed bill that would effectively ban traffic cameras like those used in the SafeLight, SafeSpeed program in Lafayette. Representative Jeff Arnold is behind the two bills. House Bill 159 would prohibit civil fines for traffic violations without... more »

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