Carroll Parish, Louisiana Speed Traps
Nov. 07, come out of AR into LA on US Hwy 65 on a Sunday Morning at 8AM. A Deputy Sheriff (K-9 Unit), (with a civilian passenger with him), was running radar just across the State Line. I was the only vehicle on the road at the time, but he thought it was necessary to give me a ticket for 70 in a 55. I guess it’s their was of welcoming you to the State of LA. I have seen numerous Deputy Sheriff’s running Radar from the AR State Line on US Hwy 65 all the way down to the Natchez area. Sounds like a waste of taxpayers money to pay them to act like State Troupers instead of being available in the rural areas when needed.
Southbound a few miles out of Arkansas heading toward Lake Providence on 65: Sheriff’s deputy going north starts flashing, turns around, pulls two cars over at the same time (mine and the car that had been behind me.) No posted speed limit sign entering Louisiana. Flow of traffic about 65-66 (my speed.) I went back past the Arkansas border and took pictures of signs showing no posted speed limit. Observed officer stopping another driver within 2-3 minutes of my having left him. Returning, I saw him again travelling North as I returned south. He apparently rides back and forth aiming his radar at oncoming Southbound cars. Eventually I passed a speed limit sign for 55 after the area in which I was stopped. Also took pictures of streams of traffic passing me, showing my speedometer at 55 in the frame.