Ardmore, Oklahoma Speed Traps
Ardmore P.D. sets at top of hill facing southbound to catch speeders coming in northbound on Commerce before the stop light at Broadway.
Four way stop sign – County Sheriff looking for rolling stops and speeding up to the 4-way stop at the main entrance to Lake Murray State park. I’ve been pulled over as late as 10:00 pm for chirping the tires as I pulled away from the intersection. Officers typically wait in the parking lot of the gas station and are well conceiled.
Traveling Southbound on Hwy 77 into Ardmore right before the stoplight at Veteran’s Blvd, the speed zone changes from 50mph to 40mph. This wouldn’t be a problem except that the speed limit sign is partially obstructed by trees and cannot be readily seen until you are right on it. There is a cop with a serious attitude that waits in a motel parking lot just after the speed change and stop as many as he can. Stay under 40, but KNOW HOW FAST YOU ARE GOING! He pulled my wife over the other day at this intersection doing 37 in a 40 and tried to bully her (obviously he didn’t know my wife). He’s not there all the time, but often.
There was obviously a planned event to bust speeders heading North on I-35. Speed was being detected via airplane (my radar detector didn’t go off at all) and patrol cars flagging people down as they came by them (even if you were travelling well within the posted speed limits by that time)
I assume that Oklahoma police uses Airplane starting form the south border of Oklahoma state. I was "cought" doing 88 in a 70 zone. I was coming from Texas and they cought me right after I crossed Red River which is the border between Texas and Oklahoma.