- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers want cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders to post signs notifying drivers they’re being monitored by the devices.

A bill by Sen. Troy Carter, a New Orleans Democrat, requires the signs to be posted between 250 feet and 500 feet of the location of a speed camera. If the sign isn’t posted, the local governing authority wouldn’t be able to use the images to ticket motorists.

Senators gave final passage to the measure with a 35-0 vote Friday, sending it to the governor’s desk. If signed, it would take effect Aug. 1.

Carter sponsored a similar bill last year that passed, requiring municipalities to post clear signs that indicate an intersection red light camera within 500 feet of each camera.

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Senate Bill 154: www.legis.la.gov

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