Saint Charles, Louisiana Speed Traps
As I-310 SB leaving I-10 curves to the right, an officer parks on the right shoulder and is waiting with his/her radar gun. Until you are coming around the curve, you are unable to see the officer. By the time you check your speed, if you are going too fast, it is too late to slow down!
At the western end of the spillway bridge troopers park off
the road and wait for cars to come speeding by (going west). They may also sit in the median and in this case can clock you going east or west.At the western end of the spillway is a small hill which hides them well until you are right on them. I seldom see them at the eastern end of the spillway but they have set up shop there a few times I drove by. Their reason for not setting up here more often is because here you enter the town of Norco, LA, and the limit drops to 45 mph and stoplights come into play.
When traveling West on I-10, as you leave Jefferson Parish and enter St. Charles Parish, this is where I-10 becomes elevated in order to cross the Bonne Carrie Spillway. The speed limit is 60 at this point, but people usually drive 70 to 80. For the last few months, usually in the early morning hours, say 6 AM to 8 AM, the LSP will line up several cars on the side of the Interstate, with the first car you come up to shooting laser at the on-coming traffic; the other Troopers are there to flag down the drivers and write the tickets. The LSP will usually give 9 MPH over the limit, but 10 MPH over can get you a ticket, and the price of the ticket nearly doubles in St. Charles Parish if you a caught going 15 MPH over. This trap has started operation within the last two months, and is usually active about two days a week.
interstate 310 north and south bound lanes, interstate 10 east and west bound lanes on the 12 mile bridge between laplace and kenner. state police are on the side of the road with their trunks open and what apears to be a broke down car, is a policeman running radar! so be on the lookout for them on these sections of the interstate.
At any given time of day (most often early mornings from 4-8AM during mid-week) State and/or Parish officers shoot both ways down bridge (most often shooting towards Norco from the LaPlace side.) Strictly enfore 55mph speed limit. Same officers can be found leaving Norco to Destrehan directly past the 55 mph limit sign (from 45mph). Have been known hide around inside curve coming in from Destrehan. Have seen officers pull over offenders for 2mph over.