Pine Prairie, Louisiana Speed Traps
Coming from the interstate towards Eunice, the speed limit suddenly drops from 55 to 45, and you can’t slow down fast enough (without slamming on the brakes), because the squad car has suddenly pulled out behind you.
As the office said, he "has to give you a ticket for something", and you will get a ticket for something.
Local police hide next to hwy say the radar as you are coming into town from 55 to 45 in just about a couple of hundred feet. If they can’t get you for speeding they pull you over for window tint and there machine shows low. Also will pull you over for following to close because it is your word against the officer. Local kangroo court by mayor and all fines are high. Avoid if possible.
Please be aware that Pine Prairie, La. is a wide place in the road that is known locally
as a speed trap. I was recently given a ticket for going 57 miles an hour. The officer
said it was in a fourty -five mile per hour zone. This is open country and hwy 13 is a
55 mph road. The police chief in the next town said it has been a trap for several years.
The cop sits on the side of the road by a building to where you cant see the unit. And right there the speed limit goes from 55 to 45 so if your not paying attention your caught. I got a ticket for doing 61 in a 45 and it cost me 229 dollars. How you like that non-sense.
the police unit sits off roadway in the bushes so he can’t be seen from either direction until your already caught.the location is in front of the dollar general store on highway 13 (Veteran Memorial Highway).He also sits at the edge of a car lot so it looks like just one of the cars for sale at the lot. All the police units are unmarked.