Finksburg, Maryland Speed Traps
Once you turn off of rt 140 onto Kays mill rd, you immediately increase speed as you drift down a 200+yd straight away hill. At the bottom of the hill, prior to the bridge, the Trooper sits at the Old Kays mill stop sign. most of the time his car is behind the embankment, or what out in the winter when they hind behind the snow mounds.
I received a ticket on Sunday, Sept.2nd. Eastbound 140 for "failing to move to the farthest left lane from an office who was giving a citation on the right shoulder of 140. I had my blinker on, waiting for an opportunity to get into the left lane and then moved into the left lane to make a left turn onto Sandymount Rd., but I did not make that adjustment BEFORE I approached the Troopers car. Trooper admitted I was not speeding and did attempt to move to the left lane but not quickly enough. He actually came up behind me in the far left lane for me to pull over to the right shoulder. I don’t think many people know of this law, but this trooper seemed to make his quota for the month on 140. As soon as he issued the citation to me, he pulled over the next car in the right lane. I’ve been told this guy does this on both sides of 140 all the time. Beware and be careful.
State Police usually sit in the Sandymount Park parking lot facing Old Westminster Park. The speed limit drops during school hours and those that don’t slow down get ticketed.
The cops will be doing this in the morning usually. I’ve seen them wait in the Church parking lot near Kibler rd and near Antler Ln.
State Police sits at a Dr. office or the driveway of a homeowner next door. Mostly during the evening but have been there other times of the day. Holidays are big.