The driver of the "speed van" that operates in Livingston Parish has been issued a $182.00 traffic ticket by Louisiana State Police, WAFB's Tyana Williams reports.
State Police spokesman Markus Smith says the driver of the van was pulled over along Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish Tuesday and issued a ticket for failure to signal.
Smith says the trooper who issued the ticket indicated the driver did not signal when changing lanes on the interstate.
The driver works for Redflex Traffic Systems which owns and operates the speed van on behalf of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Department. Redflex keeps a portion of each traffic fine generated by the speed van.
Smith said Livingston Parish Sheriff Willie Graves said Redflex would be responsible for paying the ticket or fighting it in court.
Redflex has been the subject of widespread public criticism and complaints since beginning operations in Livingston Parish in late January.
The company places the van along roadways in Livingston Parish. Equipment inside the van is able to clock the speed of passing vehicles. Photos are taken of vehicles that are exceeding the speed limit and a ticket is mailed to the vehicle's owner.
A spokesperson for Redflex did not return phone and email messages seeking comment.
WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |Livingston speed van ticketed