Westbound LA-6 at eastern city limit

Robeline, LouisianaJul 08, 20202 Comments

Thought this trap needed an update since it caught me in July 2020. After a curve that hides the warning sign until the last possibly instant, you have a very VERY short interval to drop your speed from 55 to 35, and you will be on radar immediately upon entering the city limit (if not before). I thought I had decelerated in plenty of time but not according to the Chief Revenue Officer of the Village of Robeline. I suspect my new car and Texas plates had more to do with it than my speed. Lastly, you will probably be told that a guilty plea and the payment of the absurd fine ($327) will result in a booking on a non-moving violation that does not get reported to the DMV (and thus your insurance company). Of course, if you choose to contest the ticket, no such accommodation will be made. Pure revenue scheme, wish I had known about it but I guess Robeline is legendary in Louisiana for this, as 86% of Robeline revenues are generated through traffic fines.

I had the very same experience on the 30th of July, headed back home after a fishing trip at Larto Lake,
#1Aug 30, 2020Report Abuse
I have lived near Robeline for over 30 years and have never thought of our little community as a speed trap. The State DOT did a survey and found that there is an average of 7000 vehicles per day that pass through Robeline. The average tickets written per day is about 3.5. That seems a very small percentage. If you are speeding, you should get a ticket. When the officers stop a speeding driver, they ask a lot of questions and seldom write a ticket, but just give a warning. What are all the complaints about unless you are going in excess of 12 miles per hour over the loudly posted 35 MPH speed limit on multiple signs before the village corporation limits, usually there is no citation given. If you are a speeder, SLOW DOWN, we have numerous citizens walking in our little town. And we have an average of about one or more accidents per month in the bad curve coming into and leaving town. This curve was put in long ago because of the old railroad track. The track has been removed, but the highway department has never straightened out the curve. Blame someone else besides the local authorities, who are only trying to save lives.
#2Dec 18, 2021Report Abuse

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