Lake Providence, Louisiana Speed Traps
Got a ticket in the mail for doing 33 in a 25 mph zone.
Speed limit signs indicate for 3 to 4 signs a speed limit of 45mph, then suddenly drops to 35mph which GPS does not pick up and a cop is sitting there to immediately pull you over before you can adjust your speed. This is unethical deliberate entrapment designed to defraud honest hard working people of their money. This place should be investigated. The signs are poorly placed leading one to believe the speed limit is 45 mph and then very abruptly switches to set you up for a speeding fine. I have checked other sites and found numerous complaints about this Town in Louisiana. BEWARE.
Beware. While looking for signage, yes speed limit signs too, you will not see the 25mph sign as your GPS navigator system indicates an impending turn. The town of Lake Providence has conveniently widened the road as you approach the turn so that they can pull over individuals from outside of their area without disrupting the flow of traffic. This unethical arrogance to ensure a town budget in a depressed economic community is not without consequences to the travelers and Louisiana. I choose where I holiday and I will never step foot in Louisiana. My dollars go else where.
Still no speed limit listed Nov 2010. My son plays football @ UCA and we have to go through there coming from MS. You can see for 10 miles so there is no reason other than speed trap to have the speed limit @ 55mph. When they mail you info on ticket, they send you their one page “driver improvement form” so for an additional $75.00, you can take their “course” to keep it off your driving record. This is solely a money maker for the East Carroll Parrish.
East Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office stops people going 55 and then claims the speed limit is 40. There are no signs posting a limit below 55 outside of Lake Providence, Gassoway, or Transylvania. Not only strict, but oturight fraudulent. Only stops out of state tags so they won’t likely contest in court. Avoid East Carroll Parish if at all possible.