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bwana39:
The fines are doubling and camera enforcement including tickets by mail are coming to the Atchafalaya Basin I-10 bridges.

https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/louisianas-edwards-signs-bill-to-allow-speed-cameras-on-atchafalaya-basin-bridge/article_6c7ebac6-f18b-11ec-ba77-1f543105932e.html

Doug Warner KSLA  (From Facebook)
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Not that Iím aware if Iíve ever sped across this south Louisiana I-10 bridge, but daaang! You wonít even be able to speed in the middle because theyíll be timing you on the ends. Starting August 1st, if you cross it in less than 18 minutes, youíll get a speeding ticket. By the way, itís 18.2 miles long. #SoKeepItUnder60

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/well-i-ll-be-reaction-from-la-state-trooper-as-he-realizes-he-s-just-pulled-over-head-of-lsp-for-speeding/ar-AAZn0Ll?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=e70b272f220e4e5385a06a3c14e09515

zzcarp:
And the real reason they're doing it:


--- Quote ---Wilson told a House committee DOTD would only capture enough money from tickets to cover the cost of operating the camera system and would send the bulk of the fines to the two parishes along the roadway ó Iberville and St. Martin parishes.
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webny99:
Per the data cited in the article, there were 229 crashes last year. I'm no expert but that seems like a lot for a single roadway... over 4 per week. Does anyone know what types of crashes are commonly occurring here?

ethanhopkin14:

--- Quote from: bwana39 on July 08, 2022, 04:13:47 PM ---The fines are doubling and camera enforcement including tickets by mail are coming to the Atchafalaya Basin I-10 bridges.

https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/louisianas-edwards-signs-bill-to-allow-speed-cameras-on-atchafalaya-basin-bridge/article_6c7ebac6-f18b-11ec-ba77-1f543105932e.html

Doug Warner KSLA  (From Facebook)
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Not that Iím aware if Iíve ever sped across this south Louisiana I-10 bridge, but daaang! You wonít even be able to speed in the middle because theyíll be timing you on the ends. Starting August 1st, if you cross it in less than 18 minutes, youíll get a speeding ticket. By the way, itís 18.2 miles long. #SoKeepItUnder60

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/well-i-ll-be-reaction-from-la-state-trooper-as-he-realizes-he-s-just-pulled-over-head-of-lsp-for-speeding/ar-AAZn0Ll?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=e70b272f220e4e5385a06a3c14e09515

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Good.  People drive way to fast on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.  It's a delicate bridge and it has a low speed limit for a reason.  Don't upset the vibration because you are an impatient reckless diver. 

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--- Quote from: ethanhopkin14 on July 08, 2022, 04:26:50 PM ---
--- Quote from: bwana39 on July 08, 2022, 04:13:47 PM ---The fines are doubling and camera enforcement including tickets by mail are coming to the Atchafalaya Basin I-10 bridges.

https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/louisianas-edwards-signs-bill-to-allow-speed-cameras-on-atchafalaya-basin-bridge/article_6c7ebac6-f18b-11ec-ba77-1f543105932e.html

Doug Warner KSLA  (From Facebook)
1d  ∑
Not that Iím aware if Iíve ever sped across this south Louisiana I-10 bridge, but daaang! You wonít even be able to speed in the middle because theyíll be timing you on the ends. Starting August 1st, if you cross it in less than 18 minutes, youíll get a speeding ticket. By the way, itís 18.2 miles long. #SoKeepItUnder60

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/well-i-ll-be-reaction-from-la-state-trooper-as-he-realizes-he-s-just-pulled-over-head-of-lsp-for-speeding/ar-AAZn0Ll?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=e70b272f220e4e5385a06a3c14e09515

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Good.  People drive way to fast on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.  It's a delicate bridge and it has a low speed limit for a reason.  Don't upset the vibration because you are an impatient reckless diver.

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What is the bridge's resonance frequency? Sounds like a design issue to me.

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