New Traffic Cameras Activated in New Orleans

January 9, 2017

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration says 55 new traffic cameras will begin photographing and fining speeders today.

The revenue from the controversial cameras will be used to help close budget gaps in 2017, although Landrieu has said that’s not the point of the cameras. All of the cameras are being deployed in school zones to help catch drivers who fail to slow down to fewer than 10 miles over the posted speed limit during school zone times.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 10 of the cameras will be mobile devices that can be moved around the city to supplement New Orleans police traffic enforcement efforts. The rest will be permanently fixed near schools.

The city is expected to collect $24 million from an expanded program that is projected to generate $16 million this year.

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  • January 11, 2017 at 11:56 am
    ExciteBiker says:
    The cameras in question are going to give speeding tickets for speeding > 10 mph over limit in active school zones. I'd guess that kind of moving violation might render a d... read more
  • January 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    Diane Steen says:
    Why spend the money to install these cameras when there is a court case pending regarding them. The City of Dayton has been ordered to place a policeman at each camera rather... read more
  • January 9, 2017 at 3:43 pm
    TX Agent says:
    Here in Dallas they have removed most of these. Cost were not worth the amount of revenue they brought in. At the start they will bring in lots of revenue but as drivers get u... read more
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