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Westwego renews red light camera contract

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WESTWEGO, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Westwego's City Council has voted to extend the city's contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, the Arizona company that provides equipment designed to slow motorists down.

The council's unanimous vote on Monday directs Mayor Johnny Shaddinger to renew the contract Westwego has had with Redflex since 2009 for the traffic cameras.

Police Chief Dwayne Munch, who is credited with bringing the program to the city, acknowledged it is controversial.

Munch says Westwego has seen an 80 percent drop in accidents with injuries on Lapalco Boulevard.

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