Louisiana: Red light cameras staying up in East Baton Rouge in 2019; lawsuit aims to bring them down

East Baton Rouge Parish intends to leave its red light cameras up and operating after Jan. 1 even though its contract with the firm in charge of collecting fines expires on New Year’s Eve.

The city-parish’s chief administrative officer said Monday the cameras would still log stop-light violations in 2019, even though the parish hasn’t been able to hammer out new terms with American Traffic Solutions. A proposed new contract failed on a tie vote at the Metro Council meeting last week.