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Old 01-06-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Yeah, they're starting the red light camera program in BTR at the request/demand of the city-parish government. I think it will initially be a dozen or so cameras set up and they will snap pictures, front and behind. It is privately run (company) which has created a little bit of stir.
If it appears to work somewhat, I imagine they will expand the program further to include much of EBR. For now, it will be major intersections around Airline Hwy and I've noticed a lot in south east BR, like Jones Creek, Coursey.
I think the five in their pilot program include Essen and College at I-10, Coursey/Sherwood, Airline/Old Hammond , and Harding. Then I imagine they'll expand the list in the future.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I think the five in their pilot program include Essen and College at I-10, Coursey/Sherwood, Airline/Old Hammond , and Harding. Then I imagine they'll expand the list in the future.
From what I read, the pilot program is near the end. Supposedly they are working on the first expansion right now. I've seen the ones over on Coursey and Jones Creek, but I haven't seen the ones on Essen or College. Of course, in typical traffic, it's difficult to look around for little things while driving. Hopefully I never see a photo and ticket in the mail.
From what I read, those things aren't really enforcable anyway, at least not until the lawsuits are settled and some laws regarding traffic violations are changed.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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From what I read, the pilot program is near the end. Supposedly they are working on the first expansion right now. I've seen the ones over on Coursey and Jones Creek, but I haven't seen the ones on Essen or College. Of course, in typical traffic, it's difficult to look around for little things while driving. Hopefully I never see a photo and ticket in the mail.
From what I read, those things aren't really enforcable anyway, at least not until the lawsuits are settled and some laws regarding traffic violations are changed.
My bad - "pilot program" is a poor choice of words. The ticket mailing will begin with those intersections.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Now talk about a marvel. Texas has some of the best freeways on earth. And several with HOV lanes and/or double decks.
No doubt, I love Texas' roads. Last I heard they were going to bore underneath 635 in Dallas, effectively doubling the capacity of the roadway. Thinking about that just boggles my mind, because 635 is a huge road.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Hopefully I never see a photo and ticket in the mail.
Then your best bet is not to run a red light.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:52 AM
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i AGREE WITH THE PREVIOUS POSTER, DO NOT RUN RED LIGHTS! sOMEONES ENTIRE FAMILY COULD BE WIPED OUT JUST BECAUSE ANOTHER SELFISH PERSON IS IN A HURRY!
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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It's not just light runners, they will also be looking for people who commit any kind of infraction at red lights, and I sincerely hope they do not try to go after someone who was already most of the way through the intersection when the light was red.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Yes. I have never intentionally ran a red light and don't plan on it. But there are plenty of people here who like to cross into the intersection on the yellow even with backed up traffic in the way just because they can't wait one more light cycle. People are in too much of a hurry.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I'll go through on yellow every time, but when traffic is backed up it's just foolish. Then you get stuck out there and you've congested things further. I see that every day near my office and it ticks me off.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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... and like you guys we're stuck with a state government that doesn't fund its roads and freeways like our neighbor to the west. I swear every time I'm in Dallas or Houston, another freeway is being widened, rebuilt, or a new one constructed.

I couldn't agree more.
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