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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Traffic Camera Safety Program

The City of New Orleans operates the Traffic Camera Safety Program to deter red light violations, reduce speeding violations, increase traffic situational awareness and reduce collision severity. 

The 2017 budget includes expanding the program to include 45 permanently Fixed Traffic Safety Cameras and 10 Mobile Traffic Safety Camera Units. View a PDF of the map showing existing and proposed locations here.

Over 80 percent of individuals who receive a traffic safety camera citation and pay it do not get another citation. Only 21 of the City’s 134 schools (16 percent) are covered by a traffic safety camera. The City receives daily requests to install new traffic safety cameras from residents and neighborhoods in response to speeding. 

View of list of the Fixed Traffic Cameras here

Mobile Traffic Units are deployed at locations throughout the City to supplement and support traffic enforcement by the NOPD.

The vehicles are wrapped and look similar to NOPD vehicles.

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How are the locations of the Mobile Traffic Units determined?

The locations of the mobile units are based on requests received from the public, complaints of speeding received from residents, and NOPD Traffic Enforcement input.  

How often will the Mobile Traffic Units be moved?

Mobile Traffic Units may be deployed at one location for several hours or a full day, depending on NOPD Traffic’s judgment and enforcement requirements. 

When are school zones in effect?

School zones are scheduled to be activate from Monday, August 14, 2017 thru Friday, May 25, 2018. Citation fees vary depending on the amount of excessive speeds used in the zone. 

How much are the Mobile Traffic Unit citations

Citation fees vary depending how far over the speed limit a vehicle is traveling. Fees are outlined in Section 154-1703 of the City Code.  Mobile Traffic Unit citation fees mirror the citation fees of Fixed Safety Cameras. Click here for a list of traffic Fixed Safety Camera locations.

Speed Over Authorized Speed Limit

1 through 9 mph - $75

10 through 14 mph - $110

15 through 20 mph - $160

Greater than 20 mph - $235

Disregarding a Red Light $135

How far away should the locator signage be placed before the vehicle?

The locator signage will be placed approximately 300 feet in front of the Mobile Traffic Unit.

What is the criteria to place a Mobile Traffic Unit?

Criteria considered before placing a MTU includes:

  • Requests received from residents and neighborhood associations;
  • Locations of existing traffic safety cameras;
  • Locations of active schools with school zones;
  • Available vehicular and pedestrian accident/crash information;
  • Traffic conditions (i.e., posted speed limits, volume of traffic, condition of the roadway).
  • City Code allows placement of such a camera on the roadway, i.e. placement does not include a unit on State highways at this time.

How do I request a Mobile Traffic Unit be placed in my neighborhood?

The Department of Public Works and NOPD will consider your request and will deploy a unit if appropriate. Submit a Mobile Traffic Unit Request

Where are the Mobile Traffic Units placed?

View a map below noting the possible locations of the MTU. Note that this map is updated monthly and the NOPD may, at their discretion, deploy a unit in alternative locations as they deem appropriate to maintain public safety. 

You may also click here for a PDF of the map.

How do I identify a Mobile Traffic Unit?

Mobile Traffic Units are white vehicles equipped with sensory equipment. A sign will be placed approximately 300 in front of the vehicle, alerting drivers to their presence. Vehicles are wrapped to look simliar to New Orleans Police Department vehicles.

 

How do I contest a photo safety ticket?

Citizens may request a hearing to contest a Photo Safety Camera ticket by following the instructions here. Citizens contesting a parking ticket may do so in person at the Administrative Hearing Center (AHC), located at 1300 Perdido Street, Rm 1W09, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 
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Last updated: 6/13/2017 9:40:36 AM

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