State lawmaker goes after so-called speed trap in St. Landry Parish
Posted on 4/14/2014 4:10:00 AM.
The House Transportation committee is scheduled to hear a bill this morning that would designate a section of I-49 in St. Landry Parish as a "Slow Down Speed Trap." The bill is by Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh, who explains why he introduced the bill even though the section of highway is not in his district.
 
"It affects people from my district, people from all over north Louisiana have called me since we filed the bill telling me stories of friends and relatives and co-workers who got tickets for going one, two, three, four miles over the speed limit."

 The proposed law calls for the Department of Transportation to place signage near the Washington exit reflecting the highway designation.  Seabaugh says a family from his district had a bad experience in this area.
 
"They were coming home from an LSU game a few months later and her son was in the back seat actually videotaping the speedometer going about three miles under the speed limit and she was pulled over and told she was going four miles over."
 
Seabaugh believes that the town of Washington is not using the speed limit laws as they were intended.
 
"What we have is a community who is legitimately attempting to raise the money, using the speed limit to pay for their city government on the backs of people who are not from their area who are just driving through." 
Alan Seabaugh, Speed Traps, Washington, Louisiana



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