US Highway 71 near State Highway 340

Bella Vista, ArkansasMay 12, 20040 Comments

I was surprised to see that Bella Vista was not already included in the listings. I suppose it is not a typical speed trap town because they have no local police. (The "town" is actully a POA.) However, it is a retirement community situated on a business highway between two interstate highways. The county sheriff fields all of the complaints from the retirees and sets up traps, usually during daylight hours so the compaintants can see the results before their 5PM bedtime. Sometimes they will just park an empty car in a location to discourage speeding. They have even been known to put dummies behind the wheel to make it look like the road is being actively monitored! Don’t be surprised by a living, breathing dummy pulling you over and writing you a ticket! (The switcheroo!) The posted limits are well below what the divided highway can accommodate and will likely remain that way until the long overdue bypass is constructed.

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