Orleans drivers slowing down for cameras - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Orleans drivers slowing down for cameras

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans drivers have been slowing down at intersections monitored by traffic cameras. The city's Public Works Department reported that, in the two years since New Orleans began issuing tickets for red-light camera violations, red-light running and speeding have dropped by more than 90 percent at monitored intersections.

Public Works Director Robert Mendoza reports that the figures are consistent with national statistics that show the number of violations at camera-monitored intersections continues to fall the longer a camera has been active.

Sulphur voters overwhelmingly turned down a similar effort in school zones.

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