Lafayette city-parish government's new satellite vehicle tracking system has begun identifying employees in public vehicles who speed, fail to use their seat belts and drop by their homes during work hours.

Kevin Samples, the city-parish chief information officer says the new system has also tagged six city-parish employees in recent months who were not where they were supposed to be, resulting in one resignation and five suspensions.

City-parish government began mounting the tracking devices in April.

As of Tuesday, Samples says the devices had been put on 524 city-parish vehicles and other equipment, including trailers, tractors and lawnmowers.