Auxvasse, Missouri Speed Traps
They will sit either on the back sides of the off ramp overpass, or in the median facing towards oncoming traffic just off the shoulder. The median parking is especially prevalent on the north bound side just north of Auxvasse where a hill hides them until you are right there. Most people are confused seeing a car facing them on the left shoulder and do not realize that it isn’t a broken down motorist until the lights come on. Auxvasse is well known for hiring off-duty officers from the surrounding area to help with revenue generation on their off ours. They extended their city limit to encompass the highway when the 4 lane bypass was built.
Highway 54 runs outside of the city of Auxvasse but there is approx. 1 mile of the highway that is within the city limits. Local police sit at exit ramp and ticket individuals going over speed limit. The city encourages you to pay an additional $80.00 fine to have the ticket converted to a parking fine because "You don’t want the points do you?"
This little ‘burg unitl recently, had billbaords posted by locals telling folks to observe their speed(s). After a bypass was built around the town, the city promptly annexed 5 miles of new highway and the land right of way to allow the issueing of citations. After complaints to the state, the DOT stepped in, slapped there hands and legally bound the city fathers to pull the city limits back to the original boundaries. Watch your speed in town as well as the overpass into town. Highway Patrol, ’nuff said.