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73 neighbors want the removal of traffic and ticketing cameras in New Orleans.

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Dan

"And [Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell] mentioned she would keep her promise to take down the city's traffic cameras" s.nola.com/iFo4JbM

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Posted Nov 21, 2017
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Bit

www.nolainitiative.org/wp-cont... NOLA INITIATIVE is collecting signatures to take down Traffic Tickets. The company is run by greedy crooks who already have 2 that were sent to jail! Redflex is the name of company!

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Posted Sep 26, 2017
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Dan

“One wouldn’t want cameras to just be a revenue generator.”

thelensnola.org/2017/03/30/new...

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New Orleans is installing more traffic cameras, but we don’t know if they make our streets safer

When the mayor announced a major expansion of the city's traffic cameras, he said safety was the reason. But the city hasn’t studied whether the existing cameras have reduced wrecks. Studies around the country aren't conclusive.

thelensnola.org/2017/03/30/new...

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Posted Apr 4, 2017
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Sep 26, 2017

This situation is out of control! Everyone is fighting against this in other cities and parishes and winning but NOLA! Here is a link about the company. It is all for profit in the pockets of politicians here. www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/20/...

Posted by Bit on Sep 26, 2017
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Rob

"A federal court of appeals has ruled that New Orleans’ automated traffic enforcement system ordinance is constitutional (see Bevis v. City of New Orleans). In doing so, the Court found the city’s interest in reducing traffic crashes outweighs the private interests of avoiding a fine."

Via the American Traffic Solutions (ATS) website:
www.atsol.com/united-states-5t...

ATS is a Scottsdale, AZ based company who contracts with American cities, like New Orleans, to manage traffic photo enforcement.

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Posted Dec 5, 2012
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Sep 26, 2017

The only problem is I keep getting rear ended to stop before light changes so I won't get a ticket. Jefferson parish had more accidents due to lights! It is also violation of our rights! www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/20/...

Posted by Bit on Sep 26, 2017
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Dorian Joye

I agree---the traffic cameras seem to take a way a certain amount of drivers discretion in certain circumstances when it is actually safer to proceed through a yellow light as it is turning red, particularly in this city where there are fewer turning lanes and a usually a large neutral ground cross.

On the other hand, I too would feel a little less agitated by the big brother-esque cameras if I knew the money was being funneled more directly--and transparently-- into the city through a non-profit, or charity.

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Posted Aug 17, 2012
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Sep 26, 2017

The majority of money goes to Company in Arizona! SMH

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Sarah Calandro

I actually disagree that these cameras make the roads safer.

In the mornings when I'm driving to work, I pass a camera on Camp St next to the International School. It is also a school zone. As soon as I get to that zone (where there are schoolkids everywhere), I have to look down at my speedometer and fiddle around trying to make sure that I am not going above the speed limit. In the meantime, I worry that because my eyes are off the road, I could hit someone crossing the street!

I imagine I'm not the only one that takes their eyes off the road when they see a speedcamera sign.

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Posted May 12, 2012
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nolanola

Don't appear to be constitutional based on precedents in other states.

Seems unfair to me that if you are at the point of no return approaching a yellow light, you are fined for speeding up to pass through and you are fined for not speeding up and passing through if it turns red.

Additionally, the cameras are apparently owned and operated by a private company based out of state.

"Meanwhile, the Jefferson Parish Council voted in January to suspend its traffic cameras after discovering that the contractor running the system, Redflex Traffic Systems of Phoenix, Ariz., intended to direct a share of its revenue to lobbyist Bryan Wagner, a former New Orleans councilman. The New Orleans system, begun long after Wagner left office, is run by a different company" - nola.com

www.nola.com/politics/index.ss...

www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2...

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Posted Oct 12, 2011
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heather

I like the cameras. They reduce speeding and driving through red lights.

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Posted Sep 29, 2011
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