North of Lake Providence on HWY 65

Lake Providence, LouisianaJun 16, 20200 Comments

On an open road with nothing surrounding me but row crop fields, my family of my wife and five children were ticketed for a 70 in a 55. $238 fine. We were approximately 3-5 miles south of the Arkansas border on Highway 65. The sheriff’s deputy was polite and eagerly showed me the phone number I could call to get the ticket off my record – which is certainly a key indicator of what is going on in this town.

55 is an intentionally slow posted limit and seems unethical to me. We will bypass Louisiana on future trips…we frequented gas stations and restaurants in that area, which now Mississippi localities will get.

It is really a shame that these folks and towns, and people and towns like them, prey on working people and taxpayers.

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