Nov 2, 2010 4:09 PM by Katie Durio
The Louisiana Local Road Safety Program awarded the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office $18,389.00 to purchase a mobile speed monitoring trailer.
Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz said, "The trailer will be placed on parish roads to monitor and record all traffic passing during a specific time period. The trailer is powered by solar panels and has a board computer that logs speed, time and date of all vehicles passing it. The trailer is also equipped with a message board to display messages during the speed monitoring or during emergencies. The trailer's computer can be downloaded to computers at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office. The trailer's on board computer breaks down the number of vehicles passing by percent speeding and percent not speeding but also gives exact numbers on what time and date the vehicle passed the trailer."
Sheriff Guidroz stated "The purpose of the speed monitoring trailer is to make the public aware of speed limits on parish roads in St. Landry parish. Our department receives complaints daily about speeders on parish roads. Hopefully this will help make our roads safer to travel on. It's not about giving speeding tickets, it's about public safety."