Louisiana House Votes Down Bill Intending To Thwart Traffic Cameras
Rep. Jeff Arnold, D - Algiers, saw his yellow light legislation again voted down on Tuesday in the Louisiana House. If it had passed, Arnold's legislation would have added an additional second to yellow lights in Louisiana; something Arnold believes would cut down the amount of traffic camera tickets handed out to the point where the traffic camera program would no longer be profitable.
Opponents to Arnold's bill say changing the yellow light interval will have adverse effects on public safety.
Rep. Terry Landry, Democrat from New Iberia and former head of Louisiana State Police strongly argued against Arnold's bill.
"When we start taking decisions out of the hands of experts, then we're on a slippery slope," said Landry. "This is a bad, bad bill."
Arnold can bring the bill back up for consideration within the legislative period.