Pine Prairie, Louisiana Speed Traps
Louisiana State Highway 13, between Turkey Creek and Mamou in south/central Louisiana (approximately halfway bwteen Interstate 49 and Interstate 10 )
Located on a straight stretch of Hwy 13, in a 55mph zone lay this nasty trap. Speed zones are posted but there is NO discernable development to cue the driver that a speed zone is approaching. Therefore if the driver is distracted by oncoming vehicles or another safe driving activity and misses the sign, he will never know that he is in a municipal speed zone. There are no flashing lights, and no signaled intersections in the town. Police cars lay in wait along the side of the road behind trees to nab the unwary driver.
Two lane federal and state highway with wide paved shoulders in rural farm area between Eunice, LA and Crowley, LA. Speed limit drops from 55 MPH to 40 MPH. Municipal city limits is not noticeable by houses of businesses nor are the speedlimit signs, so BEWARE!