Winnemucca, Nevada Speed Traps
Speed limit drops to 45 mph just before the convenience store on the west side of the road. Going north, it’s the only roadside building I had seen for miles. Humbolt County Sheriff’s officers are waiting for you in their brand new vehicles parked along the road near the store. I wonder how they can afford those brand new vehicles?
They make full use of the seizure laws. They will clock you with radar and pull you over for ever a few miles over the limit. Then they will have their drug dog sniff your car. If the dog hits on drugs, they have an automatic search warrant and search your car. The fact is, most money in the USA has some drugs on it and the dog can hit on that. So they search your car and find money. If you are taking a large sume to go buy a car, they seize it as drug money. They do not have to press charges against you, they can simply seize the money and you have a devil of a time getting it back. One guy is having to sue them to get his money back. This has happened repeatedly so be warned. Better stick right to the speed limit if you have some money with you. And if it is just a simply traffic stop for speeding and they pull up with a dog, you are hosed. The dog WILL bark.
Highway Patrol sitting between lanes in tall sagebrush.
I-80 and US 95 north diverge at Winnemucca. You exit I 80 and must proceed through town to take US95 north. Town limit is 25mph. Strictly enforced. Once out of the built up area, limits of 35, 45, 55 and 70 are strictly enforced for at least 15 miles north on newly paved, straight well maintained wide two lane.
City of Winnemucca enforced by sheriffs department.