Speeding Fines Now Double on I-10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

Motorists who choose to go faster than the posted speed on I-10 across Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin will receive a very rude reminder that speeding fines have changed. Indeed, starting Monday, speeding fines for motorists who disobey the published speed law will be double the fines they would have imposed just last week.

Much has been done to control traffic and the speed of traffic on the elevated portion of I-10, which cuts through some of the most scenic landscapes in all of the Gulf South. The “Basin Bridge,” as locals call it, is about 18 miles long and a study in dread for many motorists.

The bridge itself was the scene of around 200 accidents last year. These accidents resulted in at least two fatalities and over 100 injuries. The cause of most of these accidents is either speeding or distracted driving, and in many cases both.

Legislators recently approved fine structure changes for this section of the interstate and even authorized the installation of speed cameras to monitor traffic over the bridge. However, Department of Transportation officials openly admit that the cameras will likely not be installed and operational until sometime in 2023.

Denny Muller via

Denny Muller via

But at the moment there are still old-fashioned methods to monitor the stated speed. There are state troopers and local law enforcement agencies that use radar. You could also use the stopwatch, which is a device your radar detector won’t notice, to time your journey from point to point.

But regardless of how you get caught, you can expect to pay more for the privilege of endangering the lives of other motorists because you were in a hurry. Many Thanks.

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