Rosepine, Louisiana Speed Traps
The speed limit on U.S. 171 is 65, then it’s cut to 45 as you enter Rosepine. Even though I took my cruise control off and slowed down, I was still stopped and given a ticket for going—66! They say I speeded up when I got into town! No way to dispute it, your word against a cop’s, and they count on people realizing that futility and coughing up. At 21 mph over the speed limit, they charged me $257! This is a classic speed-trap revenue generator, notorious in Louisiana. My friend at Fort Polk, 20 miles north, told me the Rosepine cops are notorious for ambushing young soldiers en route to their morning formations. What a patriotic town!
There is an officer regularly perched in the median running radar.
They park in middle of 4 lane in the darkest spot and check speeds way beyond city limits on the north side of town. They do the same on the south side also. No mercy ,eveyone gets ticket , most get searched. This is how town makes it money. Also beware them in gas station in center of town.
Worked 3-11PM shift @ Polk for 12 days straight. 6 out of 12 days one or two patrol cars were located in center median north of Rosepine. On 3 other days they had someone pulled over. I am sure there was good reason but this is a definite speed trap. I am not sure of how well the city does patrolling the inner streets because I have never seen them drive by my house (but I do not look out the window much either).
It’s goes from 55mph to 45mph very in a matter of fifteen feet. The cop car usually is sitting along side railroad tracks behind trees, you will not notice until you are directly on him, he also sets in the median at night very dark. They will not cut you any slack, money making machine.