Pine Prairie, Louisiana Speed Traps
After I was through the town and in the Country I took off 45 cruise to return to 55mph. Wrong the 45 speed extends WAY OUT of town. It does not save you but 4 minutes to go through that town and roads are in terrible shape
Set up at 45 mph sign . There’s a warning sign indicating 45 mph ahead. You cannot coast down quick enough; you have to brake. 53 in a 45. Did I mention I was driving an out of state church van? Yep.
I was travelling down hwy 13 towards Alexandria. I came up on the 45 mph sign and I was doing 47mph. Same time I was talking to my friend having a good time on our road trip. I was all the way through Pine Prairie at least by 2 miles when the blue lights came on. Officer said I was doing 57 in a 45. I never seen where he was sitting. He seen us laughing an talking and decided it was a good day to ruin peoples lives.
I was given a ticket for speeding but I had already passed the speed limit change from 45 to 55 mph speed limit. The officer said I was going above 45 mph before the speed limit changed. The ticket was for $236 !
I was traveling north bound on hwy 13 and before I could brake I saw blue lights behind me. There is no way you can slow down in time to avoid a ticket unless your doing 45 in a 55 over 1/4 mile away from town. There is no speed zone ahead sign as well. I received a 52 in a 45 ticket and I told officer you saw me slowing down as soon as I could he ignored me and issued a ticket. I told the officer this is quite the revenue trap you have here he smirked and walked away… Stay far away from this town…