Duluth, Georgia weighs new red-light camera system

Duluth will consider switching its red-light camera system with one the police chief says is more advanced and wouldn’t cost taxpayers.

The City Council at its work session Monday weighed ditching Norcross-based LaserCraft in July and converting to American Traffic Solutions, an Arizona-based company touted by Duluth police Chief Randy Belcher. The council is expected to vote on the matter at its May 10 meeting.

Currently, Duluth has four red-light cameras at Pleasant Hill Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. It pays LaserCraft $2,650 per camera, per month. ATS will charge $4,750 per camera, per month, but it will not charge the city more than what the camera fetches in revenue, the chief said.