NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans announced Friday the locations and deployment schedule for additional traffic safety cameras beginning Monday, Jan 9.
The new deployment, which will be rolled out through April, will include 45 permanently-fixed traffic safety cameras and 10 mobile traffic safety camera units.
The purpose of the Traffic Camera Safety Program is to deter red light violations, reduce speeding violations, increase traffic situational awareness and reduce collision severity. The City has received over 45 requests to install new traffic safety cameras from residents and neighborhoods in response to speeding. Mobile traffic safety camera units will be initially deployed in school zones that are not covered by fixed traffic safety cameras and may be deployed throughout the City to supplement traffic enforcement by the New Orleans Police Department.
Automated fixed and mobile violation detection systems are deployed at locations throughout the City to supplement and support traffic enforcement by the NOPD. The City currently has 66 traffic safety cameras deployed at 42 different locations.
NEW CAMERAS IN SCHOOL ZONES
The City will activate a total of 45 new cameras covering 32 locations along major streets and close to schools for increased safety.
The cameras will be activated in the following locations:
Napoleon Ave. @ St. George's Episcopal School
Fontainebleau Ave. @ St. Rita Catholic School
Prentiss Ave. @ Holy Cross School
Martin Luther King Blvd. @ Sylvanie Williams Prep
S. Carrollton Ave. @ Lafayette School
Canal St. @ St. John Lutheran School
Napoleon Ave. @ St. Stephen School
St. Bernard Ave. @ Nelson Elementary School
Magazine St. @ St. Katherine Drexel
L.B. Landry Ave. @ Fischer Elementary
Jackson Ave. @ Mahalia Jackson Elementary
Bienville St. @ Success Prep
S. Carrollton Ave. @ Stuart Hall School
Jefferson Ave. @ Isidore Newman
Canal St. @ Warren Easton High School
Esplanade Ave. @ Bricolage Academy
Mirabeau St. / Louisa St. @ Parkview Elementary
Broadway St. @ Audubon Charter School
Trafalgar St. @ Langston Hughes Elementary
Robert E. Lee Blvd. @ Mount Carmel High School
Berkley Drive @ Algiers Tech Academy
Spanish Fort Blvd. @ St Pius X School
Paris Ave. @ St Leo the Great
Magnolia St. @ KIPP Central
Magazine Ave. @ Ecole Bilingue
Baronne St. @ Good Shepard School
N. Dorgenois St. @ Life Christ Christian Academy
A.P. Tureaud Ave. @ St. Augustine High School
Esplanade Ave. @ McDonogh 28 Elementary
Nashville Ave. /Freret St. @ Lusher Middle & High Schools
Broadway St. @ Lusher Elementary
Orleans Ave. @ Wheatley Elementary
THRESHOLD FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMERA CITATIONS
Traffic safety camera citations are issued when violators exceed the posted speed limit by six miles per hour inside of a school zone.
In March 2012, in an effort to promote fair and reasonable enforcement, the City changed the mile per hour threshold for non-school zone time traffic safety camera citations from six to 10 miles per hour or greater over the posted speed limit.
SCHOOL ZONE HOURS
School zone times are from 7-9 a.m. and from 2:45-4:45 p.m.
Road safety camera citations are first appealed to City administrative adjudication hearing officers. Traffic court provides for a de novo review (i.e. new trial). Subsequent appeals can be made to Civil District Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court would be final appeal, if it accepts a case.