School Zones

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Jim Hanzo
August 08, 2019 - 8:42 am
Children will be heading back to school in Jefferson Parish as well as St. Charles and St. Bernard Parishes, today. And that means drivers will have to be paying close attention attention. In Jefferson Parish, Sheriff Joe Lopinto says his deputies will be out looking for speeders. Lopinto adds it...
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Chris Miller
May 22, 2019 - 3:03 pm
New Orleans city officials today announced that school zone speed cameras will cease operation at 4:45 p.m. Friday, May 24, and remain off most of the summer. However, the date when they go active again for the 2019-2020 school year has not been determined. "Because there is no singular Orleans...
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Scoot
April 23, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Have you noticed that many of the controversial debates between Americans fail to focus on the actual issue being debated? When New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell suddenly and secretly lowered the threshold for generating tickets to motorists in school zones a passionate debate erupted, but most of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 23, 2019 - 9:44 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is taking to Twitter and Facebook with a campaign to support her position that she was right to change the enforcement rules for speeding in school zones without any public notice. After telling the New Orleans City Council that she would not apologize for cameras...
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Scoot
April 22, 2019 - 11:36 am
When a politician insists something is true even though it is not true, trust in government is lost; and the concept of transparency becomes murky. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s insistence that her decision to reduce the threshold for writing speeding tickets to motorists in school zones was...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 22, 2019 - 10:38 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell appeared before the New Orleans City Council today to defend here decision to lower the threshold for issuing camera speeding tickets in school zones without any public notice. "I stand by that decision and will not in any way apologize," she insisted. Mayor LaToya...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 5:28 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the decision to change how much buffer drivers would get before automated traffic enforcement systems issued tickets was her call, and she wouldn't change a thing. "That was the decision I made, and I stand by it 100 percent," Cantrell said in a Facebook video...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 02, 2019 - 7:14 am
Unless you want to get a camera issued speeding ticket... you better make sure you are not exceeding the posted school zone speed limit, even by just a little bit. The city has quietly adjusted the criteria for cameras catching speeders. Back on February 7th, Mayor LaToya Cantrell's office issued a...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 01, 2018 - 2:17 pm
The New Orleans Advocate says New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has proposed a budget that includes shutting down 20 red light and speeding cameras throughout the city and making other changes the camera program. The new plan takes down all but eleven cameras outside of school zones. It also would...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 09, 2018 - 11:42 am
It's back to school today for most area students across Southeast Louisiana. That means school zones are in effect and commute times in general may well be longer. I have talked to a number of commuters today who had to leave home early to make it to work on time or who were late to work. We've...
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