The controversial "red-light" cameras were the subject of the Lafayette City-Parish Council meeting last night.  City-Parish Council Chairman Jared Bellard on "Mornings With Ken & Bernie" today said "the argument for longer caution lights to reduce traffic accidents was presented last night by consulting engineers".

Bellard said statistics from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and other communities were presented that show the number and severity of accidents actually are reduced when yellow or caution light length is increased.

Bellard said citizen input is being solicited for the upcoming council meeting on May 1st.  He urged anyone with suggestions, comments or concerns to attend the meeting at 5:30pm at Lafayette City-Parish Hall on University Avenue.

Listen to the interview with Councilman Bellard: