Watch Your Speed

If you ever drive on the Interstate 10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge (also known as the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge, a pair of parallel bridges in the U.S. state of Louisiana between Baton Rouge and Lafayette which carries Interstate 10 over the Atchafalaya Basin.) You should be aware of some new laws; La. R.S. 32:57(J) and 268 (Effective date 8/1/2022). The new laws allow use of cameras to support issuing a ticket based on how fast it takes a vehicle to get from one end of the bridge to the other end. Drivers who cross the bridge in less than 18 minutes will receive a speeding ticket in the mail. Since 60 mph amounts to a mile a minute you best keep your speedometer pegged on a reading of 60 mph, or you may get a surprise in the mail.
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The first violation of the provisions of this Chapter or any regulation of the department, secretary, and commissioner made pursuant thereto shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred seventy-five dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both, unless otherwise specifically provided. A subsequent violation shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or both.
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