Benton, Louisiana Speed Traps
The Bossier Parish Sheriffs office motorcycle police get down on there motorcycles behind the tall grass right after school lets out and gets you if your going just a little bit over the speed limit.
They have several policemen on Highway 3 that run radar all day and all night. Everyday of the week. I drive through this town all the time and there is always at least one running radar. As soon as you cross into the city limits– until you drive out of the city limits–do not speed along Hwy 3 in Benton.
A Bossier Deputy will usually be at the tire store/shop, on the right about 1/2 mile north of the Bossier Parrish Courthouse. Generally checking North bound traffic. You can’t see them until you’re right up on them because of trees. 45mph is the posted limit, I wouldn’t do more than 46 to be on the safe side!
Designed to catch southbound traffic entering the north side of town. The area is very rural and the speed limit drops from 55 to 45 without much warning to unsuspecting motorist. The road turns and goes over a RR track. Police sit in the outside of the curve on a dirt road hidden and facing the overpass. You don’t realize you are in Benton until you drive over the overpass. They ticket anything over 46 mph.
Speed strictly enforced in this small town north of bossier city, with signs posted to that effect on either end of town.