Forest Hill, Louisiana Speed Traps
Speed limit signs state 55. Signs intermingle that state 45 due to construction in the area. Construction was separated by concrete barriers from hwy. the police officer was behind a small hill where you wouldn’t see him when he pulled some one over. Not to slow people but to write tickets most time when police want to slow people for the safety of the workers they set up on the side of the road with their flashers on. Between the time of eight hours they were still writing tickets as we passed back through.
This is a small town on US Hwy.165; there is an intersection with La. 112, which connects, about 3 or 4 miles to the east, with I-49. Most recently my son was west bound on 112, traveling from I-49 to US 165, and was ticketed for "following too close"; he and his preceeding driver slowed to below the speed limit as they approached a railroad track which had to be crossed before turning onto 165.
When you exit off of I-49 and make a left going towards forest hill, la. there is not one speed limit sign available until you hit the town of forest hill.Then it says 45 mph, but the patrolman sets off the road just before the town of forest hill to the left in the woods off the road. He said that I was doing 55 in a 35. This is a bunch of crap. I could have proably challenged this and won, but since I am not from there, it would have cost lost time from work. These people have a racket going on in this town. Also watch out for Krotz Springs, and anything along the hwy. (# not know) that runs throught these small towns. Bunkie, Cheneyville, etc.