Winchester, Indiana Speed Traps
The whole section of 27 through Winchester is a speed trap and has been for years.
The local paper has a whole page of traffic court news every week.
Police run radar aggressively at N. and S. ends of town. N. side IS a trap because they like to sit behind the bank, right after the limit drops from 45 to 30. Far less than a quarter of a mile after it drops from 55 to 45. Woe to ye if caught doing ANYTHING over the limit. Similar setup at S. end of town, where they like to sit beside the credit union, but if you’re caught speeding there, it’s pretty much your fault. Also, DON"T think that one or two miles over the limit won’t get you a ticket anywhere in town. Especially if you drive a newer car or look affluent in any way. These guys are on a mission, approved by the mayor. They have five cars, one unmarked and hidden at their range in the country. They’re trying to get a K9 unit and pay for it, too. All in a town of about 3500-4000 people.
State trooper in gray unmarked car. Have sometimes seen him on S.R. 32 between Winchester and Farmland before.
Police sit in abandoned business entryway and radar people. Where they sit is at the top of a hill so it is hard to see them. 40mph speed limit used to be 55 before they built ymca coming into town.
Cars and semis are constantly pulled over around 100.S and state police hide behind gravel piles about 2 miles further south. Revenue from speeding is a big thing in Randolph Co.
(Winchester- Randolph County)