Georgetown, Louisiana Speed Traps
Right after coming from overpass, like others said. speed limit was 65 and it dropped to 55 right before the bridge and back up to 65 after you got off the bridge.. The black unmarked SUV that did the stop was the Chief of Police. If the chief is doing traffic stops you better believe your getting a ticket.
When it says 40 then do 40 nothing over you will be ticketed
Local police in Pickup or dark auto
The speed limit goes up and down all through this town (talk about a set-up!). It goes up to 65 as you’re going out of town but drops to 45 just before going over the last overpass out of town. The speed limit sign is easy to miss, given the psychological though that you’re on your way out of town so 65 seems likely henceforth. There’s a police car JUST over the pass waiting, radaring!
The joke of it all, the speed limit goes back up to 65 about 500 meters past the overpass!! I could see it as the officer was writing my ticket!! I pointed it out to him and he couldn’t have cared less. Absolute entrapment! I got hit for $215 – 62 (under the previous speed limit less than a half mile back) in a 45.
And the only "deferred adjudication" the town offers is "it won’t go on your insurance. It will be a non-moving violation". You still have to pay the full fine regardless. Our legislatures are really dropping the ball here!
Speed limit changes several times, up and down, in a short span. Radar is set up right at one of these drops. According to a report submitted to the state legislature, over 85% of the towns budget comes from income on speeding tickets on U.S. Hwy 165.