Ferriday, Louisiana Speed Traps
Coming into Ferriday heading South I was stopped at 9:20 9/17/18 Officer said she stopped me for speeding. I had the same situation 2 years ago going out of Ferriday. I contacted the Attorney General’s office then and they said that you had to be going the speed limit when you came to a speed zone sign. Well I made sure I was going 45 after coming from a 65 mph speed zone and set my cruise control and checked my speed on my information controls on the dash. I am going to start a video going the minute I come into this town again to make sure that if I get stopped again I will have proof. By the way I told the officer to get someone to the site where she stopped me; I was not going thru this crap again. I then called the State Police *577 and left a message for them letting them know what was happening again. The officer heard me leaving the message and said that she was just going to give me a warning…..????? I have contacted the Attorney General’s office again to file another complaint about this.
I had just stopped in Ferriday, LA to get gas and a soft drink. It was mid-afternoon on a clear Sunday with normal traffic. I started north on Highway 425. The speed limit was 45 on a 4 lane highway. I was following 3 other cars, the car in the front was a Ferriday, city police. We were all going the speed limit. As we were leaving town the speed limit had increased to 55mph. The city policeman moved to the middle lane and stopped as we passed, he then made a U-turn going back south bound. At that time I noticed flashing police light on a car almost a half mile back coming our way. I had not passed any of the cars going my way. All the cars were in the right lane of two north bound lanes. This was a second city police car that pulled me over about 3/4 of a mile north of town. He stated I was going 58 in a 45 back in town. He did not use radar or laser and it was not checked on the ticket he wrote. I also know for a fact that I wasn’t speeding and had a passenger as a witness to support this. Also of the other cars I was driving with, I had the only car with out of state tags.
I’m in my mid 50’s and have a perfect driving record, and never had a violation in the past. It’s a real shame that small towns in this country can support entrapment and profiling to this extent!
In early January of 2017 I received a speeding ticket while driving through Ferriday. I was driving through the middle of town at 12:00 noon and the traffic was probably moderate to heavy for this small town. There were cars in front of me and behind me. I was observing the speed limit. I was stopped by a policeman who told me that I was driving 57 mph in a 45 mph zone. I tried to tell the officer that I was not speeding but he would have no part of it. the cars ahead of me were not stopped. I travel through this area frequently and know it to be a speed trap that is why I was extra cautious. I have paid the ticket, it will not go on my record.
Speed limit is 45 and returns to 65. We are out of state and driving a dealership rental car. Rely exclusively on cruise control. Had cruise set for 47 mph and had not increased speed prior to speed limit change. Officer pulled us over still in 45 zone swearing we were doing 54 (increasing to get up to 65 early). No way to argue or deny it since you can’t see the radar etc. Officer kept insisting that he would t have pulled us over if his radar hadn’t picked it up. Course no mention of the vehicle traveling behind us that passed us before he turned around to follow.
Highway 65 goes right through this small town. Its a 4-lane highway but the speed suddenly drops from 65 to 45 and then to 25. I was following closely behind some family members so I know for a fact I wasn’t speeding because the cars in front of me weren’t. However, I was pulled over in a gas station by a woman and two other cop cars that came with her. She had no idea I was following behind my family but when she realized I was, she acted like she knew before. So apparently we were all speeding??
Anyways, she cited me for going 55 in a 45 and then preceded to give me the whole “If you pay before the court date it won’t go on your record”. What a scam! They are obviously making countless dollars on this, evident in their 2014 Dodge Chargers. How could this small town afford better cars and equipment then the ones we have in the state capitol (Baton Rouge). Peopleâ€¦.beware of this speed trap! If you are an out-of-town driver, you WILL get pulled over, speeding or not! I got fined $125 and when we called the office to learn how they charge, they couldn’t even give us an answer! These people don’t care about the safety of their town, they are their simply to make money, so beware when driving through Ferriday.