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Old 12-11-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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Slow down coming through here

Everyday we see RVs coming through our town of Lake Providence, La. US 65 follows the Mississippi River from Arkansas down to Natchez, Ms winding through many small Delta towns and many travelers use it coming and going to the Gulf. Our town is unique in that we have a beautiful oxbow lake that is great for fishing, water skiing, kayaking, and many other water related activities. But, being a small Delta town our police budget relies heavily on the revenue from speeding tickets. Which is the reason for this post. Recently our police department obtained new radar gun/cameras and they are popping people like crazy. If you get caught you won't even know it until the ticket comes in your mailbox. Apparently these things work so well they are sending out 500 or so a week. A friend of mine received three in one day. So, slow down when traveling through here and all of the other little towns along 65. You've been warned. BTW, have a nice trip.
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Psshh, if people are speeding they deserve to get caught and fined.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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I bet lots of folks slow down through here - mission accomplished.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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Psshh, if people are speeding they deserve to get caught and fined.
I agree. But the speed limit signs need to be posted where they are easy to see.

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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I agree. But the speed limit signs need to be posted where they are easy to see.

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Just curious, but like red light camersa, doesn't that approach for generating that letter make it a civil matter, and not a traffic fine?
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Barry, I bet if you let the city council know about this post they'll give you a "Good Citizen" award!

Thanks for the warning!
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I don't get it.

WE read that we are in no hurry we are retired, take your time on & on. Then why are you speeding? I don't get it. I do 55-60 and get passed like I am standing still. Whats your hurry?
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Still legal questions on these cameras.

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Everyday we see RVs coming through our town of Lake Providence, La. US 65 follows the Mississippi River from Arkansas down to Natchez, Ms winding through many small Delta towns and many travelers use it coming and going to the Gulf. Our town is unique in that we have a beautiful oxbow lake that is great for fishing, water skiing, kayaking, and many other water related activities. But, being a small Delta town our police budget relies heavily on the revenue from speeding tickets. Which is the reason for this post. Recently our police department obtained new radar gun/cameras and they are popping people like crazy. If you get caught you won't even know it until the ticket comes in your mailbox. Apparently these things work so well they are sending out 500 or so a week. A friend of mine received three in one day. So, slow down when traveling through here and all of the other little towns along 65. You've been warned. BTW, have a nice trip.
Nice little town. We make that run on US 65 five or six times a year. I don't object to speed limits as long as the signs are clearly placed and marked and they give me enough time to slow down, once I tap the cruise control off, without active braking.
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While I don't see myself going thru there anytime soon I will take the op's post in the spirit it was meant. Sometimes we don't pay as much attention to a speed limit sign as we should and it isn't till after the fact that we howl about the unfairness of a ticket for a couple of mph over the limit.
Thanks for the warning.
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There is no reason to be speeding in a motorhome, and that is just my opinion.

However, here is a ponderance:

If you are traveling at 55 mph and the sign ahead says 35, it is anticipated that when you reach the sign you should be doing 35 mph. If say you were going 45 but still slowing down you could get a ticket.

Now let's reverse it. You are doing 35 in a 35mph zone and the sign ahead says 55 mph. So you start increasing speed so that when you reach the sign you are doing 55, however, prior to reaching the sign you are doing 45 mph, still in what is considered the 35 mph zone. What are your rights?

This was argued in a mid Western court back in the mid 60's and the person that argued they had the right to increase speed had the judge agree with him.

Still, don't speed. It is a known fact that speed kills.
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There is no reason to be speeding in a motorhome, and that is just my opinion.

However, here is a ponderance:

If you are traveling at 55 mph and the sign ahead says 35, it is anticipated that when you reach the sign you should be doing 35 mph. If say you were going 45 but still slowing down you could get a ticket.

Now let's reverse it. You are doing 35 in a 35mph zone and the sign ahead says 55 mph. So you start increasing speed so that when you reach the sign you are doing 55, however, prior to reaching the sign you are doing 45 mph, still in what is considered the 35 mph zone. What are your rights?

This was argued in a mid Western court back in the mid 60's and the person that argued they had the right to increase speed had the judge agree with him.

Still, don't speed. It is a known fact that speed kills.

Very well put Sir. I like it...
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If I come through in this 38' House towing a car odds are I won't be speeding, Speeding and the RV life are not... compatable, far as I know.

On the other hand if I'm in the towed... My sense of speed is skewed when I'm in the towed and it does not YET have autopilot (Cruse control) this will happen likely Feb or Mar but ... Well.. I have to order it from Witney and I really do not want to get on their mailing list again.
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