Mulvane, Kansas Speed Traps
Mulvane, KS, is a small town south of Wichita and Derby, KS. Its main street is in fact Rock Road, a primary thoroughfare running from north to south through Wichita, Derby and finally through Mulvane. The main street, or Second Ave., intersects with K-53, the East/West route leading to Instate 35 and the Kansas casino. On Second Ave. the posted speed limit of 30 miles-per-hour drops suddenly to 20 in front of the City Hall/Police station. During school hours the speed limit is also cut to 20 miles-per-hour in front of schools.
The town of 6000 residents has invested in several police cruisers patrolling its main street at all hours of the night and day. Flashing lights and a stopped cruiser and car are a common sight. City Hall revealed that in 2013 the town collected $111,613.48 in traffic fines. Local residents are aware that the town is a speed trap, and cars slow to a crawl when driving through town. In 2013 I was new to the area. I was not aware that a police cruiser started following me at the edge of town in the vicinity of the railroad tracks. Halfway through town the policeman stopped me and claimed I was driving 50 miles per hour at the edge of town. The policeman literally started to negotiate the fine with me: he asked me if I could afford a $200.00 fine. I tried to appeal the ticket without success. I paid the fine, and for 3 years have been paying a higher auto insurance premium.
police cuiser/SUV parked, monitoring Rock Road crossing into Mulvane city limits. Usually various times of the day…
Going South on 2nd Ave. right at the Police Station the speed limit goes from 30 to 20. Yes i Realize that you are going right by the police station, but people speed there all the time, they sit in the Parking Lot across from RD’s. If you have a radar detector you may not be safe, they hit me when it was too late to slow down, be careful.
Right past the bridge on the E side of Rock there is a little turn in space by the field right before it turns to 45 from 35. They like to sit there usually in the a.m. & p.m. Comes around school time as well as around rush hour.
Both Rock Road and K-15 have been big time cash generators
for MULVANE KS they are stalking this town around the clock
and have a reputation for ticketing 7 over in a 45 zone.
Don’t spend any money there. The channel 3 local news identified them are one of the top speed traps in the County