Cantrell Unapologetic On Lowered Threshold For School Zone Speeding

School Zone Speed Limit Sign

A lot more people are facing traffic-camera tickets in New Orleans for speeding in school zones and elsewhere in the city.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell went before City Council yesterday and was unapologetic in defending her unannounced decision in early February to lower the threshold for speeding to four-miles-per-hour in the 20-mile-per-hour school zones and eight-miles-per-hour in other parts of the city.

The action resulted in the issuance of tens of thousands of speeding tickets that drivers otherwise wouldn't have received


Cantrell said if it was up to her she wouldn't allow any variance from the posted speed limit in school zones, but the city attorney said the minimum variance permitted is four-miles-per-hour.

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