Natchitoches, LouisianaJul 25, 20021 Comments

The city of Natchitoches has extended its city limits two miles north and south of the Natchitoches exit on I-49. The only reason for doing this is so they can take advantage of out of town speeders. They have gone as far as black topping a turn around about 1.5 miles south of the exit in the median for the cops to hide in the pine tress. When approaching the exit from the south make sure you are not speeding when you see a stand of pine tress in the median. The exit itself is seperated from the town by 2 miles so that puts city cops writing tickets a long ways away from where they should be.

While I'm sure your intentions are good, your information is lacking in fact. The Natchitoches City Limits extends 1 mile north and 1 mile south on I-49 from the LA 6 interchange. Natchitoches City Officers do not sit in the trees (out of the city) south of LA 6 running radar. However the LA State Police are known to frequent the area to slow down traffic entering the congested area. Natchitoches has suffered several traffic fatalities at that interchange and THAT is the reason for any reduced speed limit, and for the enforcement of traffic laws. I know that the general public (you) have no way of knowing the details that create need for enforcement in specific areas, but there all always reasons other than the opportunity to write tickets. And, neither the police department, nor the individual officers recieves any benefit from writing more tickets other than reducing traffic accidents. The speed limits are clearly marked and officers do not hide to catch you. They want to be seen so you'll slow down. It really is that simple.
#1Mar 23, 2012Report Abuse

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