New Orleans Adds 9 New Traffic Cameras – What To Look Out For

Posted on Jul 27, 2010 in Local Issues, Traffic

This month, New Orleans saw the addition of nine Traffic Enforcement Cameras to the already dozens in place throughout the city. This means that local drivers must be ever more vigilant about speeding and obeying traffic signals.

The New Orleans Public Works Department has issued figures indicating that the installation of traffic enforcement cameras has been effective in greatly reducing the number of moving violations issued by the city on a daily basis. While this is certainly a positive result, one cannot help but to wonder if the installation of new cameras has anything to do with the need to recoup the enormous deficit that city’s budget has been running over the past year.

Whatever your opinion on the presence of greater numbers of Traffic Enforcement Cameras throughout the city; with tickets for running red lights pegged at $145 and speeding tickets ranging from $80 to $145 (as well as a $75 fee for late payment!) it pays to be aware of the location of the newly targeted areas:

Henry Clay @ Coliseum – Both Directions
City Park Ave @ Canal Blvd – Westbound
N Rampart @ Esplanade – Southbound
Wisner @ Harrison – Both Directions
Harrison @ Marconi Dr – Westbound

Traffic tickets can significantly hike up your auto insurance rates which is why you should always consult with a traffic defense attorney before agreeing to pay any fees or fines. Contact Bloom Legal (504-599-997) to have them represent you the next time you have a traffic violation in Orleans or Jefferson Parish or anywhere else in the state of Louisiana.

In many of the cases you will never have to go to court, saving you valuable time. The time and money wasted on paying or pleading guilty to traffic tickets can be avoided by hiring a traffic defense attorney. Most cases can be handled by phone and via e-mail so no attorney office visit is necessary.

  • ALLEN

    i RECEIVED A NOTICE OF VIOLATION FOR SPEEDING ON CANAL ST BY A SECURITY CAMERA. IT IS A NOTICE FROM THE PHOTO SAFETY PROGRAM.. tHE TICKET WAS ISSUED ON 7/22/2010 AND IS IN THE AMOUNT OF $110 DUE TO BE PAID BY 8/23/2010.

    CAN YOU BE OF ANY HELP IN THIS MATTER ????

    ALLEN

  • Allen,

    Please contact our firm at 504-599-9997 to discuss details.

    Best,

    Bloom Legal LLC

  • BILL HOWELL

    Any recoruse for a 41 in a 25. The video does not reflect such a difference.
    228-688-4725

    • We do not quite understand your question. Please contact our firm at 504-599-9997 for further information if you still need it.

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  • Robert

    Since the City charter specifically states that any traffic violation has to be issued by the NOPD and the city council rushed to change ownership of these cameras from Public work to NOPD. are these tickets prior to 11/3/10 valid?

    • The tickets are expected to still be valid given that the Court of Appeals upheld an emergency stay against the ruling as requested by the City Attorney for that period.

  • Randy

    Blows my mind that a Judge rules, confirmed by LA Supreme Court, that a Department is not authorized to issue citations or collect money, yet, the citations issued by that unauthorized department are valid citations and they can demand the money. Wow! The four citations, Law Suit, that Judge Irons tossed out because that were illegally issued were all by the same department, Department of Public Works. How in the world can those be illegal, but the rest are OK and have to be paid? If it’s illegal it’s illegal. Also, per one official, if you pay, you give up the right to appeal: however, if you don’t, we’ll injure your credit and/or boot/tow your vehicle without giving you a method to resolve the issue. I guess in New Orleans it’s anything to make the budget goes, huh?

  • Randy

    One more thing, if the City has a stay until the appeal is decided, Everyone who received a bogus citation should have one as well. They shouldn’t have to pay for an illegally issued citations unless the court reverses Judge Irons’ decision making them legal, including the four she dismissed from the lawsuit. No we just keep getting threats. Sorry guys/gals, just fed up with a system that bullies people and takes their money with no regard what’s legal or to Due Process. The Mayor wants to clean up his Police Department, yet, he pushes and backs threatening people over illegally issued citations just to meet his budget. Hypocrisy? Thanks for giving us a place to vent on your site.

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