Alexandria, Louisiana Speed Traps
Anywhere along Hwy 165 between the speed limits signs small community and their only source of revenue, makes rolling stops and hides along the edge of the woods.
As you exit highway 28 (Coliseum Blvd.) and get on Skye St. drop your speed from 55 to 25 MPH fast or you will be stopped by a Rapides Parish Sheriff deputy who is always hiding behind a tree in the parking lot of what used to be a retirement home across from Circle K. Most of the time he is in a marked car but recently I’ve seen them use a white ford F-150 with tinted windows.
APD Motorcyle officer is usually sitting in the shadows (under trees, darkest part of the street) on the corner of Bush Ave. and Hill St. in the garden district. I’ve seen them on both sides of the street, and some times just one officer, sometimes 2. I happen to find they are usually there early morning to mid-day.
From the South going North. Just entering into Alexandria there is a speed change near overpass in a curve. Behind the bridge they sit. One stopped me after following me because I had an old dismissed assult charge from when I was a kid. I am 45 now… amazing.
We spent the night in Alexandria and were leaving town about 8:30. Traffic was non existent. I was the 3rd car, in the outside lane, in a string of cars entering I-49 going south. Patrol car parked on the right side of the entrance ramp. Other cars were LA cars while I was out-of-state. The two LA cars were passing me on the inside lane when we passed the patrol car. We were all traveling 5+ miles over the speed limit. I was stopped and when I ask why I, the slower car, was stopped, the response was, "We can’t get ’em all." Cost the out-of-state motorist more than $150. Real speeders (LA plates) – $0!
Last time I’ll stop there!