Raymond, Mississippi Speed Traps
Speed limits change from 45/55 on two main roads into town to 30 then 25 at various intervals. Police sit along areas where speed signs change suddenly. Many Hinds Community College students are targets of speed traps.
leaving highway 18 with 55 mph limit, and entering Old Port Gibson Road, the limit immediately changes 30, then 15, then 30 and finally 25 mph immediately at town. Police sit in hidden areas all along this road and ticket people for 5mph over limit. All tickets are $177. No point in arguing in court— huge percentage of city revenue comes from traffic fines with Hinds Community College students the major target of this scam.
As you enter the city limits the speed limit drops from 55 mph to 45 mph. Raymond Police run radar as you enter the 45 mph.
The Raymond police sit right at the city limits on Clinton-Raymond Rd., in the parking lot of the dentist office on main street heading out of town, and at various locations throughout town. They also sit in the middle of Highway 18 getting passers-by. Often sit on Hinds Blvd. catching students trying to get to class. Speed limit dramatically drops from 50, to 40, to 25 in about a 100 yard range on CLinton-Raymond. The police department has close to 10 police cars, and there are maybe 2,000 residents in the whole town itself! They were able to obtain radar by counting residents of Hinds Community College, and upping Raymond to a so called "City". Cops are almost always out shooting radar at any point in town, so beware!