Gaylord, Minnesota Speed Traps
Hwy5/19 – Anywhere from the Agri Fleet store by the 50 mph sign into town just past the Shell station. Next – Cty Rd 10/Lincoln Ave by the city park or by the trailer court/new school building all in the 30 mph zone. Last – Hwy 22 by the High School down to the Pool area in 30 mph zone. In all these areas they sit with no lights on at all – no parking lights, no interior lights nothing and they will follow at distance without turning on any lights. I live in town close to the first speed trap and can vouch for the tenancity of our police force, I hear at a minimum 8 calls on Friday/Saturday night from 9pm to past 2am, so figure out how much they make here with 32 stops just on weekends, if I was able to sell and move right now I would. Stay away from Sibley County and Gaylord they want your money!!!!
Just east of Gaylord on Hwy 5, the 55 mph speed limit (that would have been raied to 60 if MnDOT had not been talked out it if by the state patrol) is not only strictly enforced, but if your plate has a state other than Minnesota on it, they’ll gladly add about 10 mph to the speed you were actually traveling, since they figure you won’t travel that far to fight it. This happened to my cousin from South Dakota. So, if you ever have to drive through here, you’d better crawl at the underposted 55. If you’re from out of state, you’d better go 45…or better yet…don’t go there at all!
Just as you are coming into Gaylord the speed signs begin to change within short distances from each other and quickly. Starting from 55 down to 30. The cop will sit anywhere along the road between Division St. and 2nd St. waiting for someone to speed through those areas. The area is sparse of buildings until you reach the Cenex gas station, so most people will think it’s okay to speed through it the area. Your wrong. Most people are pulled over in front of the Egestal funeral home.