Pine Prairie, Louisiana Speed Traps
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…
I was traveling from Eunice to Alexandria and as I entered into Pine Prairie there were blue lights behind me before I could even touch my breaks to slow down to the posted 45 mph (from 55 mph). The office said he clocked me at 61 and could have my car impounded and arrest me but would give me a break and only charge me with speeding. I tried to pay the ticket in person but it hadn’t been processed so they couldn’t/wouldn’t take my payment. I just paid on-line (since I am from out of state) and on top of the ticket charge there was a 10% on-line payment fee for a total of $291. I will avoid this little town at all costs in the future.