LSP warns drivers not to park along interstates
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in south Louisiana said they're dealing with an increasing problem near interstates this hunting season.
It's not animals that are popping up, though. It's cars and trucks parking to go after them.
State Police said Tuesday an increasing number of vehicles are parking on roadway shoulders and grassy areas along interstates and state highways during hunting season. Troopers said it's particularly noticeable on I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
State Police reminded drivers that it's illegal to park in those areas, which are designed for emergency stops only. They said parked vehicles pose a threat to drivers leaving or re-entering the road, and can be a hazard to those stopping for real emergencies.
Troopers said if drivers see anyone creating a hazard like this, call them at *LSP (*577) from any cell phone.