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      RS 32:43     


§43.  Automated speed enforcement devices; prohibition

A.(1)  Local municipal authorities or local parish authorities shall not install or utilize automated speed enforcement devices to regulate traffic on interstate roadways within their corporate or territorial limits.

(2)  The provisions of this Section shall not apply to highway construction zones, where work is being performed by the Department of Transportation and Development or a private contractor under contract with the Department of Transportation and Development, where construction workers are present.  However, the exemption provided by this Paragraph shall not apply to local municipal authorities and local parish authorities.

B.  For the purposes of this Section, the term "automated speed enforcement device" means an unmanned or handheld camera or optical device installed to work in conjunction with a traffic control signal or radar speed detection equipment, or both, and designed to collect photographic evidence of alleged traffic violations for the issuance of traffic citations by recording images that depict the license plate or other identifying feature of a motor vehicle not in compliance with instruction of a traffic control signal or posted traffic sign.

C.  Effective January 1, 2015, local municipal authorities or local parish authorities shall not impose or collect any civil or criminal fine, fee, or penalty as a result of an image produced by an automated speed enforcement device in violation of this Section.

Acts 2014, No. 95, §1, eff. May 16, 2014.

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