New Orleans to nearly double traffic safety cameras in 2017
According to Nola.com, there will be nearly twice as many cameras in place to catch drivers speeding or running red lights in New Orleans next year, according to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's proposed 2017 budget.
The mayor said a steady flow of complaints from residents about safety at dangerous intersections has prompted the city to add another 56 cameras to the 66 already being used. Deputy Mayor Jeff Hebert said the new cameras will be focused on school zones and problem intersections.
The new safety cameras will include 10 mobile units that will be used along "high-speed corridors," according to the mayor's office.