Big Cabin, Oklahoma Speed Traps
When going north on 69 you go over an overpass before you get to the truck stop and turnpike gates. There is a speed limit sign at the top of the overpass that says the speed changes from 55 mph down to 45 mph. There WILL be a Big Cabin police car waiting at the bottom to write yet another ticket. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
There used to be big red “SPEED TRAP AHEAD” signs warning of this speed trap. It is still going on so I wonder what happened to those signs.
Big Cabin Police Cruiser sits in the center median that separates the north and south bound lanes of US-69, just west of the toll booth area of the Will Rogers Turnpike at the Big Cabin, OK Exit…Coordinates: Latitude N35 30.29’….Longitude W97 44.23′
Traveling from TX to I-44. The speed limits along this road change from 65 to 45 frequently. At approximately 1:30 am, I was approaching I-44 and did not see the speed limit change to 45. I was surprised because it’s in the middle of nowhere. No one was on the road. My ticket cost $145.00. I have vowed to avoid Oklahoma in the future. I don’t care if it takes me longer, OK will lose more than $145.00 from me. I won’t spend a dime in that state and they can thank the Big Cabin police department.
The love to stop commercial traffic but are not afraid to bully the average traveler. This is a very strict and no tolerance stretch of road. Follow the speed limits a.s.a.p. and you might get out lucky.
Out-of-staters: Beware of the trap in this area. As soon as you come off of the turnpike, the speed limit is 45. I would stay 45 the entire time, because as soon as you come off of the turnpike and go south on hwy 69, it slowly climbs up to 60 again for a few hundred feet, then drops down, again. When I exited the turnpike, I had no way to know the speed limit for this stretch of highway in the middle of nowhere. I stayed at 50-55 just to be safe. And, to my surprise blue lights start flashing over the hill. Big Cabin said he clocked me at "60".