Milan, Missouri Speed Traps
Defective radar unit which says you’re doing 65 (10 over limit), regardless of actual speed. Will not activate radar detectors. The main road into town meets MO 6 at an angle. I have twice been in vehicles stopped here, and both times the police vehicle was angled toward the highway, but away from us as we approached. In one vehicle, a radar detector was on, but even sitting directly in front of the police car, it didn’t go into alarm. We even had the officer try to set it off, and it didn’t. Worked fine in Kirksville, though. The second time was a repeat of the first, except with no radar detector. BOTH times we got ticketed for doing 65, even though our speedometers said less. Local rumor (in Kirksville) has it that the police officer isn’t even trained in the use of a radar unit, or his training has expired. Depends on who you talk to.