Analysis: La. Lawmaker targets speed ...

Analysis: La. Lawmaker targets speed traps

There are 52 comments on the WWL-AM New Orleans story from Apr 29, 2008, titled Analysis: La. Lawmaker targets speed traps. In it, WWL-AM New Orleans reports that:

“If we're trying to attract commerce to Louisiana, and tie our state together, the north with the south, then we don't want to be stopping people at every town, handing out speeding tickets”

Every part of Louisiana has its notorious speed-trap town. Baskin, Golden Meadow, Livonia, Georgetown and other burgs have the reputation, at least, of handing out speeding tickets purely to make money. via WWL-AM New Orleans

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ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#42 Sep 30, 2011
as if wrote:
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I don't think this subject was meant for residential traffic
But don't you think that people who speed on the highway would also speed on city streets and residential neighborhoods? They just don't think laws are made for them nor do they think the traffic engineers who set the speeds limits know what they are doing. Tell it to the judge. I saw a clip on TV about a radar gun with a video camera that had a split screen with the actual car on one side and the radar gun reading on the other. How would you fight that in court?
Chris

United States

#43 Nov 12, 2012
I got a speeding ticket in one of these speed traps while going under the speed limit. The speed limit in the town of Port Barre is 45 which I followed then at the edge of town it went up to 65 which once I saw the sign and was a short distance away I sped up to 65. The stupid cop gave me a ticket because I wasn't passed the sign yet when I was going 65. Since when do you have to be passed a speed limit sign for it to be considered the speed limit? If I just pulled onto the street and saw a speed limit sign of 65 that's the speed I can travel but this stupid cop thought otherwise. I guess my out of state license was why I got the ticket because she knows I can't come back and fight it. She couldn't even read the insurance that I gave her. Stupid cop.
Baton Rouge

United States

#44 Mar 22, 2013
Photo enforced is a joke. The constitution of the state of Louisiana gives you the right to a fair trial. Meaning you are innocent until proven guilty, also given to you is the right to FACE your accuseor, I haven't seen a camera yet that could show up for court and those guys that issue the fine in Arizona sure aren't making the trip to court...... I haven't paid one yet and I won't ever pay one.
55 all the time

United States

#45 Apr 19, 2013
I was going through Creola Louisiana when the village cop pulled me over for 65 in a 55 when I was going 61. Went to court 2 times and was told that I was guilty of 65 whether or not I was going 65. This is a bunch of bull. Court was held in a portable building like the one I use for storing my lawn mower and outdoor equipment. Maybe they need the money and cheating the public is the only way to get it. They just built a casino there and the pickings are getting better. Lose at the casino or get shafted by the crooked cops and mayor.
Jessa

Houston, TX

#48 Apr 25, 2013
TheMayerofGeorgetown wrote:
"Mayer?" Really? Enough said. "Speed limit" does not mean "lower limit," it means "upper limit." Don't want a ticket? Don't speed.

Simple, really.
Woodworth Louisiana

Lafayette, LA

#49 Sep 12, 2013
Not only do these assholes trap you with little or no warning of a sudden speed limit reduction but the toothless rednecks put a warrent on me had me arrested and suspended my drivers license even though their unjust fine was paid in full and on time. They sent me a paper for the DMV with instructions to reinstate my license with no charge to me. Big deal I was incarcerated for no reason in violation of my civil rights. Getting only rude people to talk to I asked for the mayor who in a voicemail had the most arrogant attitude and basically said don't bother him with another call. Is he going to pay for my lawyers on a Friday night to get out of Jail. My missed engagements that night. And on and on. What do you think?
Woodworth Louisiana

Lafayette, LA

#50 Sep 12, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>But don't you think that people who speed on the highway would also speed on city streets and residential neighborhoods? They just don't think laws are made for them nor do they think the traffic engineers who set the speeds limits know what they are doing. Tell it to the judge. I saw a clip on TV about a radar gun with a video camera that had a split screen with the actual car on one side and the radar gun reading on the other. How would you fight that in court?
You go to court and the witness has to quit giving tickets for hours, so he doesn't show up. They make more money giving tickets than testifying in court so you win by default. These are crooked people there not for safety but to take your money.
Annalyse20

United States

#51 Aug 21, 2014
I am from Mississippi and I go to school in Alexandria, I was on my way to school following my gps which took me up 190. I was going with the flow of traffic and I was coming into Livonia so I checked to se how fast I was going and my gps said 75 so I knew I needed to slow down, the second I started slowing down (approximately 1 mile or more outside of the city) the cop turned his lights on. I assumed he was going after the truck in front of me that was going much much faster, but he came across a liane of traffic to me even though I was going 54 before I even got into the city. I was given a ticket for 83 in a 55, which if he clocked anyone at 83 it was the truck in front of me. Then he took my license and left pulling over four other cars back to back as I tried to calm down. I was given the ticket because I drive a mustang. I never even got up to 80 but that cop cared about one thing, meeting a quota. Louisiana is a terrible place for travelers.
Boston

Temple, TX

#52 Aug 30, 2014
From Alexandria to Bunkie, watch for the signs...many state and city police sitting and waiting. Who is minding the store?

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

Since: Feb 14

Location hidden

#53 Sep 2, 2014
GO FOR IT..Unconstitutional.. Ya ask me..!!
Past Livonian

Haltom City, TX

#54 Sep 4, 2014
I lived in Livonia and went to high school graduated there and all. My family is still there. Livonia cops are pieces of shit and harassed me all through high school even though I was a good kid and honor student. They have 10 fucking cop cars for such a little ass town. Oh and it is a speed trap. Defined by police hiding behind a sign as soon as the speed limit changes. But tourist aren't the only victims, discos bitch ass will write any resident a ticket, even his own mother rumor has it. The town will NEVER grow because of their sorry asses. The only good one they have is Landon Landry, if he's still with them. I miss the good days with tait as chief, but the stupid people keep electing Brad Joffrions illiterate ass! Avoid it if possible and call your legislators on them!
peanut

United States

#55 Oct 6, 2014
You ain't seen nothing till u come to Vernon parish...

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