Wakeman, Ohio Speed Traps
While coming back from drag races at Norwalk, OH, we had to pass through Wakeman. It is a small town with no stoplights. Coming through at 2am I slowed down at the advice of my uncle, who is familiar with the town. Sure enough, at the first corner was a cop hiding in the dark running radar. I figured that since the town is small, there would only be one cop. Fortunately I kept my speed down and about a 1/2 mile later, there was another cop hiding in the dark running radar. For crying out loud, it is 2am, leave people alone. This was not prompted by me getting a ticket. I only thought that other drivers should know that the town is full of cops. Be careful!
In a section of US highway going through Wakeman (towards Norwalk,) the speeds will change back and forth between high and low speeds. The signs are hidden and the police hope to catch someone who has not seen a sign. The rural town gets most income from the speeding tickets, so cops will grab you if you are 1MPH over the limit. Keep at least 5MPH lower than the limit.
On the west side of town a famous curve will lead you into town and out. The speed limit drops from 55 to 35? in a heart beat. I travel through here often and always see a cop waiting for someone. The curve goes from 35? to 15-20? and I have seen a cop waiting on the other side too. The curve is too sharp to see the cop waiting for you until its too late. Drive with caution!
Officers are on patrol at all times (during morning and evening commute). They patrol just west of the town center, about 1/4 mile from a curve in the highway. They will ticket you for speeding. They will also pull you over and ticket you for not wearing a seatbelt, even if no other infraction took place. .