BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge will continue to monitor intersections with red light cameras for at least five more years.

The Metro Council voted, 8-4, Wednesday to extend the photo enforcement program with American Traffic Solutions, an Arizona company, which has administered the Baton Rouge camera system since 2008.

Some council members took issue with the fact the city-parish has not penalized a single red light offender for a delinquent payment.

The Advocate reported in September that 40 percent, or 59,000 tickets, have not been paid and officials have done nothing to enforce payment.

Councilman Buddy Amoroso said the city-parish's failure to enforce payment of the fines will lead to fewer people paying tickets every year.

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