Cheneyville, Louisiana Speed Traps
Very well described in a post of 6/2/08 (see below). Nothing has changed. I was clocked at 56 in a 35, though I was in the 45 zone at the time. We shall see how this one plays out. I was told by the clerk/phone answering persona, that the price has not changed. They still want $133.50 for the tour of the town.
“Very deceptive manner in which they trap you. Speed limit drops from 55MPH to 35MPH in a very short distance. Not enough time to safely slow down and in my opinion, radar was shot even before getting to the 35MPH sign….”
State Highway 71 near Heading north, approching Frenchman St. on left, next curve and there he is! Road
Very deceptive manner in which they trap you. Speed limit drops from 55MPH to 35MPH in a very short distance. Not enought time to safely slow down and in my opinion, radar was shot even befor getting to the 35MPH sign. I looked at my speedometer at the 35MPH sign and I was doing exactly 35MPH. Yet the officer said I was doing 46MPH. I truly believe that I was not speeding. Fine was $133.50 which I think is high for the so called violation. Who’s the worst offender, the person they say is speeding, or the deceptive manner in which they try and catch you speeding and the way they lie about it?
Cheneyville, LA is notorious for their local cops, shooting radar on US71, the main drag through town, between Baton Rouge, and Alexandria, LA. The speed limit on US71 is 60 mph, and breaks nicely to 45 mph, then to 35 mph, through town. Over 10 mph citation-fine was $93.00, in the mid-’90s. Be forewarned to watch your speedometer in Cheneyville.
They have a cop that sits at the south end on Hwy 71 where the speed limit goes from 55 to 45 to 35 all within .2 miles of each other. Cop waits in curve at the 35mph sign and clocks you in the 45mph area.
A Cheneyville City Police officer in his car hides behind trees and a curve in the road so that you don’t notice him till you’re about 100 feet away. Speed limit signs quickly go from 45 to 35. This particular representative of Cheneyville’s finest decided I was in the 35 mph zone even though I hadn’t yet crossed into it. I’m glad I had my camera with me. I’ll see him in court.