Two file suit against SafeSpeed, Safe...

Two file suit against SafeSpeed, SafeLight programs

There are 34 comments on the The Daily Advertiser story from Feb 14, 2008, titled Two file suit against SafeSpeed, SafeLight programs. In it, The Daily Advertiser reports that:

Two Lafayette residents have filed a class action lawsuit over what they allege are numerous illegalities surrounding the SafeSpeed and SafeLight Lafayette programs.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Daily Advertiser.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
It aint right

Dallas, TX

#21 Sep 7, 2012
Many judges rule in favor of predatory ticket cameras and the cities that use them because many judges do not consider that traffic courts should operate under the same principles as our other courts. Our cherished legal principle of "innocent until proven guilty", is virtually meaningless to many traffic court systems in the country. Many traffic courts make a complete mockery of due process. There are exceptions, of course, and some judges treat traffic court cases with the same legal principles and protections as other cases - BUT these are usually the exceptions.



Traffic courts in the USA are far too often used as road tax collection systems, with little or no real emphasis on improving traffic safety. Under posted speed limits are used to make money. Yellow intervals on lights are set too short to make money. Both of these tend to reduce traffic safety, but are very profitable for the unethical governments that employ these methods. Some states increase the penalties and the filing fees for those that dare to challenge citations in court, rather than just paying up on the assigned road tax fees for the "crimes" of driving safely -- but in technical violation of improper traffic engineering parameters that are set that way to facilitate giving more tickets for money.



The entire system of traffic laws and their enforcement procedures needs to be overhauled in most of the USA. Speed limits, traffic lights, and other traffic controls need to be set and enforced ONLY for safety, never for revenue collection. This would restore the destroyed respect that many people feel for traffic laws and the officers who enforce them.
Anonymous

Hanoi, Vietnam

#22 Sep 15, 2012
eyewatcher

Lafayette, LA

#23 Oct 1, 2012
I agree...send Joey and Redflex PACKING. I actually received mu first ticket from Camellia and KS. I was turning right and it nabbed me. I know damn well that I stopped for 3 seconds. They are all a bunch of thieves!!
It aint right

Dallas, TX

#24 Oct 26, 2012
More lawsuits involving the red light camera vendor in Jefferson Parish.
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/39/3933.asp
It aint right

Dallas, TX

#25 Nov 15, 2012
Our red light camera vendor is imploding.
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/39/3950.asp
Too bad they are so firmly entrenched in Lafayette. Our leaders won't let the citizens vote on this travesty.
Local Guy

Lafayette, LA

#26 Nov 15, 2012
First off, I think King Joey is a crooked SOB who has gotten too big for his britches. Second, Redflex is against the Constitution of Louisiana. I got a ticket and did not (will not) pay it. It went to a collections firm in OHIO. They said I had 30 days to dispute it in writting which I did. I said it is unconstitutional because I cannot face my accuser in court. They sent me a second copy of the ticket with my picure and said "as per your request".
This is nothing more than law enforcement for profit and a way to fleece the people of Acadiana.
It aint right

Dallas, TX

#27 Nov 28, 2012
Red light camera's are shown to increase accidents, again.... By independent studies.
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/39/3960.asp
It aint right

Dallas, TX

#28 Dec 6, 2012
Redflex continues to mock US law.
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/39/3968.asp

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

Ventress

#29 Dec 12, 2012
It aint right wrote:
Redflex continues to mock US law.
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/39/3968.asp
They do it with the "gourmands' "(greedy ones) of the city council who employ redflex because they refuse to fund additional monies for police protection, while no doubt recieving a benefit from redflex.
The benefit they're receiving must be rather large considering the fact their are a very high number of false positives(unwarranted/illegal citations) and they refuse to admit the program has too many errors.

Of course, the lpd will most certainly send you the ticket. It's the only way for them to survive when the city council has abandoned the very agency that protects not only you and me but the families of their own.
It aint right

Dallas, TX

#30 Dec 13, 2012
A Florida town has chosen safety over special interests. They got rid of red light camera's and lengthened yellow light times. Common sense is alive and well in some parts of America. Not in Lafayette where greed still reigns.
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/39/3973.asp
tee

United States

#31 Feb 9, 2013
Time for a New mayor in lafayette

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#32 Mar 23, 2013
Its all about money.
Mitchell

United States

#33 Mar 24, 2013
It aint right wrote:
Many judges rule in favor of predatory ticket cameras and the cities that use them because many judges do not consider that traffic courts should operate under the same principles as our other courts. Our cherished legal principle of "innocent until proven guilty", is virtually meaningless to many traffic court systems in the country. Many traffic courts make a complete mockery of due process. There are exceptions, of course, and some judges treat traffic court cases with the same legal principles and protections as other cases - BUT these are usually the exceptions.
Traffic courts in the USA are far too often used as road tax collection
systems, with little or no real emphasis on improving traffic safety. Under
posted speed limits are used to make money. Yellow intervals on lights are
set too short to make money. Both of these tend to reduce traffic safety, but
are very profitable for the unethical governments that employ these
methods. Some states increase the penalties and the filing fees for those
that dare to challenge citations in court, rather than just paying up on the
assigned road tax fees for the "crimes" of driving safely -- but in technical
violation of improper traffic engineering parameters that are set that way to
facilitate giving more tickets for money.
The entire system of traffic laws and their enforcement procedures needs to be overhauled in most of the USA. Speed limits, traffic lights, and other traffic controls need to be set and enforced ONLY for safety, never for revenue collection. This would restore the destroyed respect that many people feel for traffic laws and the officers who enforce them.
Entirely true and well thought out.
I would still take it to court.
In America, an individual has the right to face his accuser!
An impossibility in this violation of basic rights that are gauranteed to us as individuals. Class action may yield favorable results.
law breaker

Abbeville, LA

#35 Sep 14, 2014
todd travasos wrote:
<quoted text>
In 2005, Mr. Durel said at a public Lafayette Council meeting that it was ok to deceive the federal government to receive federal funding. What a man!!!!!!!!!
Some upstanding citizen you are. Trying to hard to convince others you never break the law on katcs site lmfao.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Lafayette Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Who will be next police chief Jul 25 lol 9
Brad Higginbotham (Jan '14) Jul 22 Oneday 18
News Murder Arrests Made in 2005 Cold Case (Aug '08) Jul 22 Ridiculous 20
Recent Judge Blanchet Jul 20 Sassy1969 5
card reader (Mar '12) Jul 19 Sick40 8
Mariyah And Amanda (Apr '13) Jul 13 yes 25
Paying child support for a child I just found o... (Aug '12) Jul 13 Timwesr 42

Lafayette Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Lafayette Mortgages