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Jul 11, 2013 12:10 PM

Troopers reply to rumor regarding boating inspection stickers

Troopers reply to rumor they are cracking down on boaters without trailer inspection stickers:

"There has been chatter in social media regarding an enforcement initiative by State Police on boat trailer inspection stickers. There are rumors of Troopers issuing hundreds of citations at boat launches in South Louisiana. Hopefully, the information below will clear up a few things.

YES - State law requires every trailer to have an inspection sticker. Revised Statute 32:1301 states in part: Every motor vehicle, low-speed vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer registered in this state shall bear a valid safety inspection certificate issued in the state of Louisiana.

NO - The State Police has not begun a boat trailer inspection sticker enforcement initiative. This is not to say that you couldn't get a citation should a Trooper make a traffic stop and notice a registered trailer without proper inspection. However, our focus remains on safety violations (DWI, Aggressive Driving, Speeding, No Seatbelt, No Child Restraint, etc.) which directly contribute to fatal and injury crashes on Louisiana's highways.

Don't believe everything your read on the Internet. If you have a question, let us know. Send us a message or post to Facebook. You can also email us at We do our best to respond to every inquiry."



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