Clayton, Louisiana Speed Traps
Police officer sits down in the construction area right after the turn onto 65 from 425. No speed limit sign showing speed of 40mph from 55 on 425.
First, the city cop pulled us over for doing 62 in a 40 zone. We never saw a 40 sign. He told us it was a school zone. We never saw a sign. Then, he proceeded to ask for our car registration, telling us that we were not in compliance with the law in our state, Texas, which requires that we carry the registration. He said that both Texas and Louisiana have this law. A driver is only required to carry registration in Texas for a commercial vehicle. Not a private vehicle. So he’s either misinformed or a liar. He hit us with two tickets. No clue how much this will help his bank account.
425 comes out of Natchez, MS. with a consistent speed of 65 mph. The entrance from that to Highway 65 North is more of a curve or similar to interstate entrance ramp where slowing down is usually not necessary. AS SOON as you come out of the curve on to 65 North BAM 40 mph. with a cop sitting right there. He pulled both myself and my daughter in law following me with a combined total of 6 children in the cars for 63 in a 40. No warning, no nothing of impending speed zone. That is a trap and should be illegal. I have never had a ticket in my 43 year of driving until now.
Come on people this town cop has to go! He is paid based on the number of tickets he writes. He only works part time, so he is very motivated to write these tickets. Gotta say that he does not discriminate, anyone behind the wheel of a car, be it local or out of town/state, if you come anywhere near Clayton you will get a ticket. He will lie to justify giving you a ticket and smile while he is doing it. He has given Clayton such a bad name, not even the town folk like him. Slow down people, be on the watch for this guy when traveling through Clayton.
Clayton hired a new cop. He has issued so many tickets and does not hand out warnings. Clayton is a small town with only two caution lights, if you blink you will miss it. Cop will hide behind one of the two little store/gas stations with his radar gun. If you’re coming into Clayton from either the north or the south slow down and crawl through town, that is the only way to avoid a ticket. Good Luck!