Hessmer, Louisiana Speed Traps
There is a collision repair shop on the highway coming from Mansura right before you get to the stop sign before the Shell. In the summer time, the trees there are full and you can’t see him until you are right on him. In winter it’s not so bad, because the trees have lost their foliage. The speed limit changes from 55 to 40 and then to 30. Like one poster said, usually the locals get away with speeding (about 3 to four miles over) but not many out of towners.
Speed limit is 30 at this point and will get you going north or south on HWY 115 especially if you’re a young woman. Look out for illegal searches.
State Road 115 on the north side of Hessmer. Coming south from Marksville, the speed limit changes from 55 mph to 40 mph. After entering the 40 mph zone the road will curve to the leFort Around this curve the Hessmer police will set up in a parking lot on the west side of the road. This trap could also catch people coming northbound from the center of Hessmer who are accelerating too quickly.
In Hessmer two areas to watch. First ares is at the caution light intersection of Hwy. 114 and Hwy 115. Patrol is at the old barn before light, speed changes from 45-40 mph. Second location is Hwy 114, from Mansura, Patrol is sitting at the Cleco sub station. Also the patrol sitts at the Baptist Church, in the parking lot. No matter what way you look, there are blue lights flashing in any direction, and will stop for 3-5 mph. Over the limit����..
On both north and south sides of town, as well as the
Hwy 115 / 114 intersection in the center of town, you’re guaranteed a ticked for doing only 2mph over the limit. You’ll also get pulled over for non-functioning lights,
i.e. brake, tail, or headlights. With binoculars, they know if you’re wearing a seatbelt before you can even spot them. Most locals can slide by in this tiny town, but the cops are totally ruthless toward out of towners.