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Capitol security supporters: Traffic system working; motorists need to watch what they are doing

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Security bollards are a part of the new Capitol parking system...lowering when a car with a valid permit is scanned and rising again after the vehicle has moved past. Several accidents involving the security barriers have occurred since the start of the Legislative session.

The first week of the 2015 session of the Louisiana Legislature began and ended with parking lot accidents involving the new State Capitol security system. But the incidents aren’t prompting supporters of the security project to pursue any changes. Motorists just need to be more careful, they say. The system is working as designed.… Continue reading →

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