RS 32:390     



§390.  Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) System

A.  A program incorporating a Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) System and an Enforcement Camera System (ECS) shall be established throughout the state of Louisiana, when sufficient funds are available for the program.

B.  The Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) System shall provide integrated functions of traffic management, weight enforcement, and data collection for a weigh station bypass monitoring system, which shall include an Enforcement Camera System (ECS).

C.  All trucks attempting to bypass weigh station facilities using certain off-ramp bypass routes will be screened and monitored by a Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Photo Enforcement System.  Trucks which do not exit to the weigh station shall be weighed and classified by a highly accurate Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Photo Enforcement System.  As trucks traverse the Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) site a camera will capture an image of the truck and match it with the truck's weight.  Its images shall be captured and stored by the Roadside Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Electronics and shall be transmitted to the central office station computer via a communication modem.  At the central office, a station computer with monitor will display the image of the violating truck, with the truck's gross weight indicated on the screen. This image can then be printed in the central office and used for enforcement purposes.

D.  When it is determined that a truck is in violation, the driver shall stop at the weigh station within twenty-four hours of the violation.

E.  Whoever violates the provisions of this Part shall be subject to the penalties provided in R.S. 32:388.

Acts 1997, No. 1071, §1; Acts 1999, No. 365, §1, eff. June 16, 1999; Acts 2012, No. 130, §1.