St. Charles, Arkansas Speed Traps
There are only 150 water meters located in this town that has 3 police officers. There are no longer any businesses located anywhere within the city limits of St. Charles so the main source of revenue is speeding tickets. It’s not about catching people who are breaking the law – it’s all about generating income for what is left of the town. Since the two convenience stores that were located on the highway are now closed there is no longer any reason for the speed limit to drop to 45 MPH. This is absolutely a speed trap!
Just east of St. Charles on Highway 1, the speed reduces from 55 to 45 min in less than 500 feet. The local city policeman (they only have one folks) sits eastbound on the side of the road just pass the 45 mph sign. Be aware, very aware.. this guy is serious. He will pull you over in a heart-beat and give you a ticket.