Lafargeville, New York Speed Traps
After crossing the border from Canada to US the speed limit is set to 65 mph on a 4 mile long stretch of I-81, but then it changes abruptly to 40 mph. It is easy to miss the first 40 mph sign. About a quarter mile further there is another 40 mph sign, just as the road enters a two lane iron bridge over the river. A state police trooper is waiting after the first sign to catch motorists who fail to slow down right away. If the motorist is still driving at 65 mph, the speeding over 40 mph results in a 25 mph over the speed limit, which is a 6 point traffic citation, $300 fine in 2016.
Coming from Canada where speeds are in kilometers an adjustment is needed to mph. After crossing the border and moving at lesser than the posted speed at the border I was checking my speed scale and mentally adjusting myself to the US scale when I missed a posted sign demanding "reduced speeds" and therefore was moving over the speed limit. I was caught at this point going 57 mph in a 40 mph zone. The change of speed zone I think was too close to the border where crossing traffic must make this adjustment.