St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz has formed a speed and traffic enforcement detail to monitor speeders and other violations reported to deputies.
The detail will consist of off-duty deputies on overtime who will monitor strictly St. Landry Parish roads for speeders, ATVs, RTVs, dirt bikes, and other violations.
Guidroz stated, "Last year I invested in two 'speed monitoring trailers' that have multiple computerized data collection functions. The speed monitor stores data collected, and provides a detailed report to sheriff patrol administrators that is used in speed and other traffic enforcement planning. The data information collected in 24 hour and 48 hour increments indicates the speed of vehicles, number of vehicles adhering to the posted speed limit, slowest speed recorded, the fastest speeds recorded, and time of day or night vehicles passed and are monitored."
The data, Guidroz adds, proves that there are "serious problems in some areas of the parish with speed violators, reckless drivers, and other off-road vehicles creating safety concerns."
Deputies will be citing violators for speeding, reckless driving, and any other observed traffic violations which place anyone at risk of injury or death.
Information collected will give patrol supervisors data relative to specific days, times, and speeds, that will allow for better planning of resources to catch and cite violators.
"We will begin taking more stringent enforcement actions to ensure the safety of our citizens and especially our children during this time of stay home restrictions," said Guidroz. "This will serve as a warning to all motorists throughout the parish when traveling on our parish roads."
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