Catlettsburg, Kentucky Speed Traps
CAUTION!!!! This has been a speed trap for years. The whole time you are on US23 in the city limits of Catlettsburg, the speed limit is 35 and you can easily do 45 or more. They just look for someone over the limit and espically at night they look for a reason to pull you over. I have been pulled by state police for crossing the white line(which i did not do).
Coming from Louisa Ky before you top last hill before getting to Ashland oil (Marathon) before entering Interstate turn off I-64
Just over the hill top where you don’t see the cop till it is too late to slow down.
From the city limits of the town of Catlettsburg you Better do 35 which is the posted speed limit. It is very easy to go faster than the posted limit as it is a 4 lane highway and there is some small hills and long straightaways. The police usually have 2 cars patrolling, as you pass one there will usually be another within a mile. I have been pulled over for no reason (just a bogus one) by the KY State Police. It seems they are just as bad to stop you especially late night. It would not hurt to raise the speed limit to 45, but it wont happen as it has been a trap for over 20 years. Ashland did raise their speed limit to 45 as you are coming into town from Catlettsburg (Good move Ashland)!
The entire length of U.S 23 through Catlettsburg is a speed trap. Upon entering the city limits, the speed drops to a crawling 35 mph for a good 6-7 mile stretch, forcing you to feel like you have to speed to get any where, as the locals fly through at 45 to 50 mph. There is no set place for the city police to set up the trap, as they do it in various locations throughout the day and night, but it is usually at either end of the city limits, or dead center before you start up a large hill in the center of town.