Westwego ticketing to speed up

Westwego ticketing to speed up

There are 10 comments on the Times-Picayune story from Jun 20, 2007, titled Westwego ticketing to speed up. In it, Times-Picayune reports that:

“How many people have died on Westwego's roads?”

Westwego's reputation as a speed trap may get worse as its Police Department acquires ticket-writing machines that can cut the time it takes to write a citation by 90 percent. via Times-Picayune

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William

Baton Rouge, LA

#1 Oct 2, 2007
Hmmmm, so the Police Department is planning on increasing it's revenue by making would-be travelers avoid driving there like it was the plague? Makes sense to me from their point of view, but what about local businesses? Bit of a kick in the rear for the locals eh?

No traffic fatalities since the 1940's? Wow, sounds like it's directly related to the speed limits too.... what were the speed limits there 60+ years ago?
Alessa_Capitone

Houston, TX

#2 Oct 16, 2007
William wrote:
Hmmmm, so the Police Department is planning on increasing it's revenue by making would-be travelers avoid driving there like it was the plague? Makes sense to me from their point of view, but what about local businesses? Bit of a kick in the rear for the locals eh?
No traffic fatalities since the 1940's? Wow, sounds like it's directly related to the speed limits too.... what were the speed limits there 60+ years ago?
It doesn't matter if the tickets were a thousand dollars a pop! If you live on the westbank than you know to watch yourself in westwego and in gretna because they are unincorporated in JP and have their own police force...therefore lots of cops in a little town-you best beleive they are watching you.
Just cuz I can

Kansas City, MO

#3 Feb 20, 2008
Just do the speed limit
If your speeding your breaking the Law right?
tjh

Luling, LA

#4 Aug 3, 2010
William wrote:
Hmmmm, so the Police Department is planning on increasing it's revenue by making would-be travelers avoid driving there like it was the plague? Makes sense to me from their point of view, but what about local businesses? Bit of a kick in the rear for the locals eh?
No traffic fatalities since the 1940's? Wow, sounds like it's directly related to the speed limits too.... what were the speed limits there 60+ years ago?
Then tell us why the camera on lapalco going towards avondale is only on when it is pitch black nighttime and not in the daytime...I will tell you, they are targeting the unsuspecting when this was already a speed trap without the camera. With the speed limit dropping from 45 to 35 on a dark lonly road with nothing around. there is no reason the speed limit should be this low. Westwego is using speed cameras as "cash cow". We shop in that are all the time and i can guarantee you that we will never spend another dime in Westwego again. It is too easy to go somewhere else. And it was not like I am habitual speeder. So Westwego where will you get your revenue from when people quit going through your community and spending money in your community? Not from me and a lot of other people I know!!!
LINDA

Westwego, LA

#5 Sep 2, 2010
I own a business in Westwego and also live here.I know of many people who will not come to my business, due to the traps.Not that they are speeding but they don't know if the cops will find a reason to stop them for whatever reason. HAS THIS HURT MY BUSINESS, YOU BET IT HAS......WE are shooting ourselves in the foot Westwego for any future business to want to come here. Our crime rate is great and I appreciate our officers for patrolling and making me feel safe in my home.Bottom line, I need to make a living in order to stay in this community, and the situation with the traps really affects this.
john

Dallas, TX

#6 Aug 1, 2012
last time I pass thru this town that is robbing you and having you send money to a company in AZ because you were going 8 mph over the speed limit.
carlton

Brighton, TN

#7 Feb 13, 2013
didn't want high rise go through Westwego because no
one will stop and shop there now they want to ticket
everyone what will happen if everyone would drive under the speed limits then they would want to ticket everybody for
driving to slow.
shelly

New Orleans, LA

#8 Aug 21, 2013
john wrote:
last time I pass thru this town that is robbing you and having you send money to a company in AZ because you were going 8 mph over the speed limit.
Well I would do the speed limit lol its the law? Right?
Carl Anthony

New Orleans, LA

#9 Sep 16, 2013
The only day I went into westsego I go both a red light ticket & a speeding ticket by a stupid camera.. I WAS NOT SPEEDING!! I DONT PASS LIGHTS!!! EVER!!
you can BET!! I will not do any business in your town..ever again, even the DMV!! I only live 2 miles away in uptown. No thanks!!
wes

Slidell, LA

#10 Apr 10, 2015
I am a contractor from north shore doing my first job in Westwego. I have a radar detector and it goes off all day long in Westwego. One speed trap after another. Had 3 tickets in one stop, and a photo ticket. Once I finish this job I won t come back. While I'm still here working, I will avoid restaurants and business as much as possible. I went to court to fight one citation.There were people in city court fighting tickets for 20 mph in a 15 mph zone. I know other business people who will not set foot in Westwego because of overzealous cops. Once I'm gone I'm not coming back. I feel sorry for you guys who have to live here and put up with this. WHEN YOU CAN VOTE, VOTE THEM OUT. Only way to stop them.

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