Great Falls, Montana Speed Traps
Cop was sitting in O’Reilly’s parking lot in early morning hours (prior to 0500). Catches all Eastbound traffic with radar.
Upon entering Vaughn on hwy 200 just outside of Great Falls the speed limit changes from 75 to 55 abruptly and then down to 45. I had my cruise set at 70 and abruptly took it off and was literally riding the brakes to try to get down to 55. I got pulled over and given a speeding ticket. Same cop sitting there on the trip back with someone pulled over. Quite a racket for collecting money. Also if you want to contest it you have to appear in Great Falls Justice Court so if you live out of town like I do you’re screwed. What a racket.
The highway speed changes from 75 to 65 quite a ways before Great Falls city limit. The 65 mph sign is small and hardly noticeable and I don’t believe most drivers would think the speed limit would change so far from the city limits. Hence the speeding tickets.
Cops sit in the parking lot near 10th Street Bridge and radar Westbound traffic on River Dr. North
30 mph, downhill, easy to coast over the limit, get a ticket anyway