Time change has some motorists again worried about Caddo school zone speed cameras

Published: Nov. 9, 2023 at 9:12 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2023 at 7:59 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - School zone speed cameras again have drivers in Caddo Parish worried. Many say they are concerned that the cameras might have been off schedule following the time change last weekend.

“Well, I’m actually for them cause a lot of people do speed through school zones,” said a man who identified himself as Ken. “But all of the problems that they’ve had, I would’ve thought they would’ve had that already fixed. They’ve had a whole year to fix that, and I hope they do fix it.”

Residents are on edge that they could be receiving traffic citations following the failure of technology.

“Well, I don’t think it’s right; they should be on top of it,” Ken said. “If it’s the state-of-the-art system, it should be auto correcting, auto resets and things like that. But I feel sorry for some of those people who get tickets even on holidays and Sundays and things like that. It’s a lot of red tape and a lot of headache.”

KSLA News 12 reached out to Blue Line Solutions, the school zone cameras’ operator, to see whether drivers will have to pay up or breathe a sigh of relief.

“Rest assured, we will figure it out and get it fixed. This matter will be addressed,” the company said. “We are not in the business of issuing erroneous citations. There are a lot of moving parts and coordination.”

Blue Line Solutions released the following statement to KSLA on Friday, Nov. 10:

“It was brought to the attention of Blue Line Solutions that several flashers throughout the city of Shreveport had not reverted when daylight savings time changed. As soon as we were notified, we went to work to fix the problem. A coordinated effort was made, and the issue has been resolved.

Our team immediately began a series of checks and balances to identify any citations that may have been issued in error. During our quality assurance and control processes, we’ve found there were 11 citations mailed in error out of a total of 366. Those 11 have been voided in our system and the violators will be sent notices of those voids.

We have also directed our contractor to verify that all flashers are reflecting the correct daylight savings time hours and will continue to monitor those sites throughout the evening and tomorrow. At the time of this release, our contractor has visited all the school zone locations in your area.

Thank you, Shreveport, for your continued cooperation. The City of Shreveport schools are safer, we have seen a reduction in speeding vehicles by 94.4%.”