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Old 03-27-2009, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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red light/speeding cameras in Louisiana

If you don't pay a red light or speeding camera ticket, what will happen? I've heard that no warrant or license suspensions will take place,but that you're credit will be negatively effected. Also, the company and/or law enforcement can or will persue you like creditors due for delinquent debts. Any experiences anyone can share with me is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you don't pay a red light or speeding camera ticket, what will happen? I've heard that no warrant or license suspensions will take place,but that you're credit will be negatively effected. Also, the company and/or law enforcement can or will persue you like creditors due for delinquent debts. Any experiences anyone can share with me is greatly appreciated, thanks!

Interesting question. Traffic offenses are criminal offenses, not civil. So I am not sure about the "ruining credit" issue. Failure to pay any traffic citation results in the same punishments. It isn't meant as a suggestion to pay, you must pay because you allegedly committed the strict liability crime of speeding.

I'm interested in where you heard the information about no license suspensions taking place. I am not sure a warrant is issued unless there were repeated offenses.

Drivers caught on camera running a red light receive a citation in the mail. They are also provided with a link to the actual video of them running the light. Fines cost $117.

WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |Evidence shows cameras reduce red light running in Baton Rouge
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