Bethany, Oklahoma Speed Traps
3 way stop at N Thompkins Ave… 30 mph before stop drops to 20 mph once you cross the intersection. Speed is 20 mph for only a half of a block then goes back to 30 mph.
YOU STOP AT THE LIGHT ON NW EXPRESSWAY GOING NORTH. AS YOU PROCEED TO MOVE FORWARD AFTER THE LIGHT CHANGES, YOU ARE ALREADY GOING A STEADY PACE FOR AT LEAST 30 MPH OR SO. SUDDENLY WITHIN FEETS, THERE’S A SIGN THAT’S THERE, BUT YOU ARE AREADY AT 30 MPH . YOU ARE TRYING TO CONCENTRATE ON WHAT IS AHEAD OF YOU & THAT SIGN THERE ISN’T SEEN. ” SO EASILY PASSED BECAUSE YOU ARE MOVING FORWARD DUE TO YOUR LIGHT JUST TURNING GREEN. THEN WITHIN A FEW FEET, THERE’S A NORMAL SPEED LIMIT SIGN SHOWING 40 MPH, IN WHICH YOU SEE BECAUSE IT’S A NORMAL SIGN, AND ADJUST YOUR SPEED TO 40 MPH. I DID MAKE SURE THAT I WAS GOING AT LEAST 40, THEN YOU GET PULLED OVER BY A COP ON A MOTORCYLE AND HE GIVE’S YOU A TICKET FOR THE 30 MPH SIGN THAT YOU PASSED AND SAY YOU WERE GOING OVER 40 MPH. NO, I WAS GOING 40 MPH WITHIN THE AREA THAT THE 40 MPH SIGN SPECIFIED THAT I GO. SO, THE 30 MPH FAINT SIGN WITH CHRISTMAS BULB CLEAR LIGHTS LIKE SIGN IS USED TO TRAP INNOCENT PEOPLE. I DON’T SPEED AND HAVEN’T GOTTEN TICKETS IN YEARS. I FEEL STRONGLY THAT THIS AREA IS A SPEED TRAP.
East bound right turn lane on 39th Street is the shoulder of the road, but is not clearly marked as to where the lane starts. Bethany police say if you enter the turn lane before the right turn arrow painted on the road, you are driving on the shoulder.
The police like to sit in the 7-11 parking lot and catch speeders . They hide in the lot.
There is usualy a motorcycle cop on a small BMW motorcycle riding east and west and the odd thing is is that 23rd is part of the dividing line between OKC and Bethany so really he isn’t alowed to write Bethany tickets on the north side of the stree.