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In case you've been hearing about trailer inspections, I spoke with out locals and they feel the same way as the State Police do. The following is from my Facebook page:

Louisiana State Police
Boat 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 public.affairs@dps.state.la.us. We do our best to respond to every inquiry.

Hope this clears it up for a while.
Paul
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Inspections
pbouy - I have said the same thing several times on here and plenty of people were quick to call me out, saying their friend's, uncle's, neighbor's cousin was at a boat launch and saw people getting tickets left and right for this.

That being said, I went and got mine 2 weeks ago...
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maybe it's not the state police but the wildlife and fisheries?? who knows....but i've had several ppl tell me they have been checked...
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Not LDWF either.
http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2013/07/law_enforcement_cracking_down.html
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Trailer Inspections
Game Wardens could give a rat's butt about trailer inspections. That law falls under Traffic. Game Wardens do not enforce traffic laws. They are concerned with your BOAT registration but not trailer registration. LSP Spokesperson says they are not targeting this, WL&F says the same thing. Everyone that says they are, are saying they heard this was being done. With everyone that is on the site, NOBODY has said they have been checked for this.
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Inspection Stickers
I ran into the WL&F game wardens (twice) today. I asked one about the inspection stickers and he said no one from the Opelousas district is enforcing this. He was not aware of any district doing this. PS, they are checking on the number of bass in your possession, looking in livewells, coolers, etc.
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Inspections
My dad was at Pigeon yesterday and there were several WL&F employees at the ramp checking everyone's fish. They are doing creel studies and measuring the fish and also weighing them. They said they will be at the ramps 4 days a week and 2 of those days will be the weekends.
They did not check trailers....
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why
why is this continuing to be a big issue, you have two choices, run around with out an inspection sticker like we have all been doing for years with no issue and deal with it if you get pulled over, or you can go to a local shop and pay your $20 for an inspection sticker and not have to worry about that for the next two years, it is as simple as that
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Inspection
tuff - because everyone is saying that it is being enforced when in actuality, it isn't. I had someone try and tell me that LSP had a roadblock, SET UP ON I59, TO CHECK TRAILERS! When I asked him if he received a ticket, he told me it wasn't him that got checked but someone he knew.
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Funny this was brought up again
Yesterday this was posted as a news story on Klfy

It's surprising, but some motorists don't seem to know that the trailer they're using for towing may be in violation of motor vehicle laws. Officials say many people don't get the $10 annual inspection.

Harold Western of Lafayette owns a landscaping business. Western uses utility trailers to tow his lawn equipment. Western is like many trailer owners. He's heard about the inspection and that's about it. 'I've heard people mention it, but unfortunately no I haven't had time to go and get everything inspected. I don't know what the requirements are, cost or fee; not really happy about it. You do what you have to do,' says Western.

David Simon of Fournet's Winnwood Chevron of Lafayette does the inspections; checking utility, boat and pole trailers on a regular basis. 'You got to have side marker lights, lights in the back, you have to have lighting for your license plate,' says Simon.

Another inspection requirement is to check for insurance. Actually, that's first on Simon's inspection check list. 'Your insurance for your vehicle normally covers what's towing behind you,' says Simon.

'The fines for any violation of a motor safety code is determined by the courts in the jurisdiction of where the offense occurred. If you're in Lafayette Parish you might receive a different fine than what you would receive in Avoyelles parish,' explains the commissioner for the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.
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Funny
Hey Altaria it is also funny that the news broadcast said $10 anual inspection, that is not available anymore, they only do 2 years now for $20
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Canal Bank tickets for stickers
There's another post(yesterday) about 65 tickets by LDWF given for no trailer inspection stickers. Is this a hoax also??? Hoaxes abound!!??
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lol
it was brought up so many times i went down a few months back and just got a inspection
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Trailer Inspection
More $$$$$ for the State like we not payin enough Now
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AGREE WITH YOU
I GET MINE INSPECTED EVERY YEAR> SLEEP GOOD AT NIGHT
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Inspections
We do inspections at my collision center in golden meadow, and have seen an increase in sales. I am not the culprit of these rumors, but its easy to figure out its most probably someone who sells them as we do make profits on them. about $4 and some change on the one yeat tag and $9 and some change on the two year. that being said now all these rumors may acually give law inforcement some ideas as it really is a law, so i issues me some on my trailer just the other day. lol
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sticker
Ummmmm $9 for 2 yrs??? i paided $20 for 2? WTF???
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tag
No J 9 is profit we make when we sell em for 20 lol
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inspection sticker -raton laveur
Hey cajun coon where is your place in GM? Will get my next sticker from you if you have a reasonable amount of room to pull a trailer into. I got my last trailer inspection near my home in Dutchtown but there was little room to maneuver my trailer in their parking lot. And the young female yuppies in their big Tahoes didn't appreciate me being in their way when they came into the lot for their sticker!! Good luck!
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READ Before posting
Hey jls, they charged YOU that much, because OBAMA saw that you couldn't read and is going to send you to night school.
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