Quietly, the Florida Department of Transportation lowered the state's required yellow light interval to below the federal recommended time. Though yellow light intervals were only lowered by fractions of a second, the subtle change has ment big bucks.
Lafayette's controversial red light camera program has been met with much backlash and criticism since its introduction only a few years ago. One of the ways citizens have rebelled against the program has been to simply not pay their bill.
Louisiana Representative Paul Hollis of Covington has pre-filed a bill to restrict the use of automated traffic cameras. His legislation would prohibit the ticketing of individuals who don't live in the parish where those cameras are located.
The Council voted and decided that the cameras are going to stay. The vote to get rid of them was 6-3 against. But then, something else happened that is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows.
The City-Parish Council voted to continue the contract and add four more intersections to the mix, making the count go up to 16...
The news came out the other day. The City-Parish Council has decided to forward a resolution to end the program for red light cameras. They also forwarded a resolution to add more cameras to the area.
Yes, in the same meeting, they wanted to do both...