Kinder, Louisiana Speed Traps
This community is located right after Fenton which is a perpetual trap with hidden police cars. Kinder has the same setup where the police sit and wait for you to go from 65 to a 50 zone in a very minimal amount of time.
Once you cross the overpass you’ll see the cops sitting in front the police station waiting to give you a ticket, as you are coming over the overpass the limit is 50 and changes quickly to 40, that’s when you will see the police, than it’s to late, it’s a trap.
Night. Pitch black because of no street lights. Leaving small intersection. Passing a semi-truck that was under the speed limit in the left passing lane. Returned to flow-of-traffic speed. Saw lights in mirror. Nice cop, but could care less that I was passing a truck before reducing speed. Gave me instructions to call a number that would help me to keep points off my record. This was just about the fine as income. There was nothing about need for safety. I was staying with the flow of traffic which was slightly above the expected speed, but not fast. Obstructing traffic to the flow is more of a danger than most things, especially at night. This was a issue of the “letter of the law” versus the “practicality of the law”.
Coming back from casino on Kinder towards I-10, speed goes from 60 to 50 then 40 in less than 30 seconds and once you enter Kinder over the overpass its too late. Police sit right in front of Police station.
Police will radar northbound traffic as it tops the overpass leading north on 165 out of town.