In the town of Rosepine, on U.S. 171, Vernon Parish
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!