Medora, North Dakota Speed Traps
After entrance to park you wind your way up a hill. Only sign showing speed limit of 25 is next to the park ticket booth which means you won’t see it if you are reaching for your wallet. No other signs until after the speed trap. About 2.4 miles inside you crest a hill and go down a steep grade. Ranger waiting at the bottom with radar. No warning of steep decline. Will ticket you for going over 25 mph! Contact the US attorney’s office and complain to them you will fight the ticket over the video conference line provided and that you were on vacation and this isn’t the way to treat visitors to a national park. Don’t fight the kid who stops you, he doesn’t understand and don’t put your SSN on the ticket! Not required and implies guilt already suggesting you will pay.
Cops have people out as decoys entrapping people – example: a truck in front of you is crawling/stopping. There is no one coming so you pass, the truck calls the cops, and they write a ticket for passing on a city street even though there are no yellow lines or signs prohibiting passing. I saw a group of old people slowly and repeatedly crossing the streets in a square circle at an intersection, doing their best to get someone to violate their pedestrian right-of-way. The cops are rude and aggressive, which is counter-productive for a tourist town. Best advice: stay on the freeway and avoid Medora and Roosevelt Park entirely. The reputation of Medora is well known among hotel & restaurant people, and within the lawyer trade.