New Orleans, Louisiana Speed Traps
When you are driving down Wisner where the speed limit is 40 MPH and you turn to go through City Park, there is not a single speed limit sign posted the entire route to Marconi. Then, all of the sudden as you come over the bridge at scout island, you come upon a camera ready to catch you with the only speed limit sign posted at the camera for 25 MPH! Luckily it is also at a red light, so I was already slowing down to stop, but I have stopped taking this way all together. I always thought it was 35. Be careful!
Going southbound on Napoleon from S. Broad, there is a school zone in 2-3 blocks. During school zone hours, there is a flashing light and a cop will park a patrol car along the curb, sometimes hidden by other parked cars, and clock you with radar as you are a block or so away. Then he’ll step out from behind his car and flag you down for the citation. Normal speed limit is 35 and school zone speed is 25.
Toledano St. is a four lane divided street with a speed limit of 35 mph. Near S. Galvez, in both directions are speed cameras, unmanned.
There is a camera with a flash that will ticket you for going ONE MPH over 20. The school zone lights dont work and at night the street lights are turned off for a clearer picture because the camera works even outside of school hours if you exceed 35 mph. BE AWARE.
New Orleans have silently installed numerous (at lease 10 that I have seen) camers in school zones in resent weeks. I found this so outrageous since the city could never get the city crime camers working (which have the potential to save lives in a crime ritten city). My how the thought of getting money out weigh lives.