Louisiana: Kenner officials to consider automatic cameras to ticket speeders

Red-light cameras in unincorporated East Jefferson were unplugged in 2010, terminated by a Parish Council that had authorized them just four years earlier. Now Kenner officials are considering automated traffic enforcement cameras to catch speeding motorists in Louisiana’s sixth most populous city.

Police Chief Michael Glaser has persuaded City Councilman Mike Sigur to introduce an “electronic traffic safety civil ordinance” that would allow camera systems to photograph speeding vehicles and ticket the owners, according to the agenda for the council meeting on Friday (Nov. 16). The council may not vote on the proposal until Dec. 14.