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Louisiana State Police Cracking Down On License Plate Obstructions

If you have one of those plastic plates that goes over your license plate on your vehicle to "protect" it, you might find yourself with another ticket.

With the arrival of the Redflex Red Light Cameras in Lafayette, ways to 'beat' the camera showed up with them in the form of covers that fit over the license plate that 'glow' when light hits them, rendering your plate un-readable to the cameras. 

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Impaired Driving Checkpoint in Lafayette This Weekend

Lafayette Police will continue their crackdown against impaired driving on Saturday night between 9 PM and 3 AM. The OWI checkpoint will be in the incorporated areas of Lafayette and officers will be looking for any signs of impaired driving, including the influence of alcohol or other dangerous substances and will respond with zero tolerance

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Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Head-On Into Another SUV

This video was taken on July 8 in Collins, Mississippi, when a motorist noticed an SUV driving the wrong way on Highway 49 at a (seemingly) high rate of speed. 

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Is This A Local Safe-Speed Speed Van? It’s Dirty!

I saw this picture posted on Facebook this afternoon, and it appears to be a Safe-Speed speed van.  A local Safe-Speed van.

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DUI Checkpoint In Vermilion Parish

This Tuesday, July 3 Louisiana State Police, and the Abbeville Police Department, will set up a DUI Checkpoint in Vermilion Parish from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Troopers will be looking for impaired drivers, aggressive drivers and unrestrained occupants.
Troopers have a zero tolerance policy for impaired persons operating a motor vehicle.   Impairment doesn't mean only that caused by alcohol.

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Loud Traffic Isn’t Just Annoying — It’s So Dangerous It Could Give You a Heart Attack

There’s no denying that loud noise from traffic is annoying, but who knew it actually has the potential to cause you physical harm?

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Lafayette, Louisiana Kids Playing In Street

My friend took some video yesterday from a local store.  He noticed some kids playing near the Evangeline Thruway.

The kids would walk up to the street and then pretend that they trip, falling onto the Thruway. 

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Scrambled Eggs And Other Accidents

Maybe you have seen the debris left from an automobile accident on the side of the road, a bumper on the side of Highway 90, or glass shards glimmering in the sun at an intersection on Johnston Street.

Most tow trucks and some police vehicles assigned to the traffic enforcement division are prepared for such debris, equipped with 'shop brooms' and such to clear debris to allow traffic to flow again.

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Road Closures in Lafayette, June 3 – 8

Camellia Blvd. between Settlers Trace & Eastland will be closed on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM. The City Club is sponsoring the City Club Mini-Triathlon.

Jenkins Road at US 90 will be closed beginning Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM until Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM for LCG Public Works Department to install a subsurface cross drain.

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Traffic Advisories from Louisiana DOTD for Memorial Day Weekend

Going out of town this weekend? The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has a few traffic advisories for you for the Memorial Day holiday weekend (Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28)

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Vermilion River Bridge In Abbeville Closed (UPDATE)

(UPDATE: 2:30pm)

Y'all can pass now!!

The work is complete; the bridge has been reopened.  DOTD thanks you for your patience.

 

(12:39pm)  The Acadiana Region of the Department of Transportation and development has announced that the Vermilion River Bridge on the by-pass in Abbeville is closed for repair.  M

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Red Light Camera Vote is Tonight in Lafayette [UPDATE]

The Lafayette City-Parish Council is set to vote tonight on whether to keep, scrap, or to make changes in the management and scope of the Safe Speed/Safe Light program.

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