Livonia, Louisiana Speed Traps
Clock you outside of town limits then pull you over in town.
They use a service out of Georgia to take care of fines.
As the lady said, small communities use them so it cannot be classified as a speed trap.
Usually in Louisiana you can get away with 5 or 10 over the speed limit. I almost got a ticket for going 48 in a 45 mph "road work zone" even though the road work has been finished for almost three months.
A tip to out-of state drivers: Highway 190 might look faster on the map, but stay 5 mph under the speed limit ( In St. Landry and Pointe Coupee parishes they add about 5 mph to the radar) if you don’t want to give $200 to the Pte. Coupee and St. Landry money machines. Same goes for US 71 between Lebeau and US 190.
Speed limit is 55, but they say you are going 70 anyway
Livonia police are usually hiding behind a house or the small motel. Didn’t see the cop until I had stopped at the Chevron station and was pumping gas. I was ticketed for going 59 in a 55, although other vehicles were obviously traveling upwards of 70mph. I don’t think he radared me at all, but took one look at my nice clothes and nice truck and saw $$$$$$$$$.
Cop sits in field (100 yards inward) north of the highway on a dirt road kinda by a tractor. After you pass he waits a little, then guns it and catches up with you by the time you are in Livonia. He have me a warning, but not so sure others are as lucky. On my way back home, I saw he had already pulled someone over using the same technique.