Springfield, Ohio Speed Traps
The speed limit was reduced from 55 to 45 and the sign was taken down, but no new one was put up. The park rangers sit outside the park to write tickets.
In short we were stopped last week in North Hampton Ohio. The officer said we were tail-gating a vehicle and there was no vehicle in sight, that was just one thing he rambled on about. This place has been a scam for 30 or more years and needs shut down.
So it’s not only a speed trap it’s a public nuisance!!!!
This has been a speed trap for 30 yrs and now they have a young guy!!! That will stop you for about anything , 10-25-2012 we were coming through North Hampton after just finishing a job near by and we forgot to put our seat belts on, in which we just passed a (“real cop/ Sheriff”), however this young man that pulled us over was very rude an unprofessional among other things. He does not deserve to wear a law enforcement uniform!!! No respect or professionalism at all.
My point is here “why doesn’t the Clark County’s Sheriff Department Patrol this small town without even a red light instead of paying a person to write tickets there……………………..What a waste of money from the tax payers. This place has been on the news, etc. for many years as a speed trap etc.
St Rte 54 runs north and south through small town of Catawba Ohio. On south end, part time cop sits in a closed school parking lot obscured by building, on north end in church parking lot by another building. These areas are downhill which typically requires tapping the brake to stay under the 35 mph speed limit. He stops violators outside of town which is dangerous because of the narrow road with small shoulder preventing cars from getting off the road. The road is frequently traveled by semis between St Rte 4 and I70.
This area is patrolled heavily by the Police. This intersection and area must have a large number of serious injury crashes to get this kind of attention. The speed limit here is 35 mph even though just west of here is 45 mph. So if your are in town and headed west out of town, keep your speed down until you are out by the SR68 overpass, and if you are east bound coming into town, start slowing down after the SR68 overpass before you get to the light at Bechtle and you should be just fine. Oh, and beware, there are (unconstitutional) red light cameras at that intersection as well.