City of Gretna

New Orleans, LouisianaSep 15, 20122 Comments

The city has purchased mobile speed cameras that are now mounted on top of SUVs so they look like the SUVs that accompany over-sized vehicles. They park them (unmanned) in various business parking lots along the streets or on the shoulder of other streets. They are parked just after the speed limit changes. This is usually on streets/highways where there is a major change (35 to 20 or 45 to 35) and most of the time people don’t have enough time to slow down before the camera is triggered. I see people getting caught constantly by the cameras. In fact, it has gotten so bad that I have friends who don’t live in Gretna but always shopped and dined in the city who now refuse to spend any money within the city limits as a form of protest.

I have witnessed this speed trap. There are, as the original poster indicated, non-descript white SUVs with cameras mounted atop that are often just left by the side of the road to capture unsuspecting motorists. There are very small signs (easy to miss) entering incorporated Gretna, indicating photo enforcement. In other parts of New Orleans, there are speed cameras, but they are very well announced ahead of time. The ones in Gretna could be described in no other way but as traps. If you do plan to drive through Gretna at all, do observe the speed limit, however, it is advised to steer clear of this city altogether.
#1Aug 26, 2013Report Abuse
They park these unattended cars all around in Corporated Gretna ! On Whitney Avenue....Gretna Blvd.....Westbank Expy.... Lapalco near Timberlane and Lafayette street near Mel Ott Park. It's all about money. Don't speed in Gretna. Lots of people I know boycott Gretna due to this
#2Jul 08, 2015Report Abuse

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