Not even COVID-19 can slow Louisiana speed traps

COVID-19 shut down schools, churches, restaurants, casinos and many other activities across Louisiana. But Tickfaw speed traps stayed open for business in Tangipahoa Parish. Traffic enforcement actually increased in the village during the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2020. Fines and fees climbed from $280,000 in fiscal 2019 to $294,000 in fiscal 2020—a 5% increase despite a stay-at-home order that kept nonessential cars off the road during the final months of the reporting period…