Speed Camera Legislation Fails In Senate Committee
A Senate committee rejects legislation that would have banned local governments from using speed cameras. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny says the current system is unfair because there is no fair way to appeal a camera-issued ticket without the possibility of incurring an additional fine. He says the reason local governments like the cameras is the large amounts of money they bring in to help balance the budgets. Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel refuted the contention that local officials were only interested in the money. He says if local communities are dissatisfied with the way things are run they can vote in a new government.