BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Have you ever wondered why you will sometimes see a Louisiana State Police Trooper facing the opposite direction with emergency lights activated?
You may have seen one on the interstate in the past and LSP is filling us in on why they are doing this.
So it has nothing to do with handing out tickets? It does not and here is the explanation from the Louisiana State Police.
“This is a technique used to warn motorists of slowed or stopped traffic ahead, which is called a traffic queue. By giving advanced warning to motorists, they are able to slow their speed to react to the traffic congestion ahead.”
You may also see an LSP Trooper doing this prior to a construction zone.
If you see a trooper with their lights on like this, it means slow down.