Atchafalaya, Louisiana Speed Traps

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Bridge Basin along I-10

Atchafalaya, LouisianaDec 22, 20150 Comments

Do not exceed the speed limit while traveling across the 22-mile long Basin Bridge. Most of the bridge is 60 mph. During a recent visit to Lafayette from Jacksonville Florida, I got pulled over for 65 mph. Our friends in Lafayette informed me that the Troopers look for the out-of-state vehicles. During our two trips across the bridge we saw two Troopers on both sides of the bridge with cars pulled over. With my ticket the Trooper informed me I could call the number on the ticket, pay the fine and it would not be reported to my home state. Stick to 60 mph on the bridge.

The Entire Basin Bridge along Interstate 10

Atchafalaya, LouisianaJun 21, 20111 Comments

I always wondered how others got caught speeding along the two-lane bridge seeing as how it has no shoulders. But I got caught speeding and when the State Trooper pulled me over at the end of the bridge, he told me the exact speed I was going without error and then informed that me they were conducting aerial surveillance. He was waiting, so it’s safe to assume they do this often and have a trooper wait to catch people. There are no signs warning you of aerial surveillance as I have seen before along the Florida Turnpike, so treat the entire bridge as a trap.

Entire Bridge/Basin Bridge

Atchafalaya, LouisianaApr 03, 20100 Comments

On Interstate 10, between mile marker ~118 and 135. This is a 22 mile long bridge crossing the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp.

It’s a 60 mph auto/55 mph truck zone for the entire bridge. State troopers strictly enforce the limits using conventional radar and as of Spring 2010, I have seen them gathering multiple cruisers, with one of them standing outside of his, and aiming what appear to be a Laser detector at oncoming traffic.

The trucks no longer speed after huge accidents have killed many. They do not drive 56 mph! Motorists fare a little better, but not by much. Drive the speed limit of 60, and enjoy the scenery.

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