Greenwood, Louisiana Speed Traps
Police cars patrol or park, then follow would be speeders all the way through their small community in hopes of writing a speeding ticket. Will issue tickets for as little as 3 miles over limit.
Radar officer sitting at town limits ticketing motorists leaving Greenwood and entering Shreveport from Interstate 20 or U-S 79, using a vagary in the mapping of the city limits of Shreveport to trap motorists who do not realize this tiny segment of a major east-west Shreveport thoroughfare is not in Shreveport, rather in the village of Greenwood.
Speed limit is 45 mph on a wide open 5 lane street. Traffic is usually light. It is very easy to speed 10-20 mph over the limit without realizing it. Greenwood and Caddo Parish both run radar, usually in the middle lane by Peoples State Bank.
The area near I20 is hilly. A local patrolman gets right on your rear bumper so that his lights blind you in your outside mirrors and rear view mirror. If you do not have a working cruise control to regulate your speed while going up and down the hills while blinded and while you can not see your speedmeter, you are likely to exceed the 55mph speed limit. The patrolman stays on your bumper until you do exceed the speed limit. You will probably think it is some wild kid behind you and you will probably be trying to get out of his way.
Just over a cress, local PD parks in the middle of grass. Speed Limit is 70.