Two New Speed Trailers Donated by Louisiana Sugar Cane Co-Op
December 3, 2012 — The Louisiana Sugar Cane Co-Op Inc. purchased two new speed trailers to encourage motorists to slow down when approaching the St. John Sugar Mill. The trailers were purchased for use during the sugar cane season and will be placed in front of the St. John Sugar Mill, which is located on Resweber Highway in St. Martinville. In a cooperative effort, during the remainder of the year the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's office will maintain the trailers. They will be utilized in various parts of St. Martin Parish for public safety purposes.
"We're here to serve the public and the main thing for really both of us in what we do is public safety and that's why we came into this cooperative endeavor," says Ronny Theriot, Sheriff of St. Martin Parish.
"We just ask that people abide by the speed limit, it's all about saving a life," says Jeff Broussard, Grower Relations with Louisiana Sugar Cane Co-Op Inc.
The Mill dumps on average 500 loads of sugar cane every 24 hours, which means half of that is done in the dark, so it is really important to be careful on Resweber Highway during harvest season.