Calera, Oklahoma Speed Traps
We stayed at casino in Durant for 3 nights. Every day traveling round trip back to Sherman TX. On every trip there was 1 or 2 pulled over on I-75 where the speeds drops to 55 mph. According to locals this town is a "cash cow" for the out of state traveler. This town is a SPEED TRAP…BEWARE
I work in Texas and every night on my way home there is a squad car waiting in the same spot, right across from the Calera golf course. According to research that you have done, a speed trap is defined as consistent radaring in the same location, especially when the speed limit drops significantly in that area. I was given a $200 dollar citation for speeding in this location. I was speeding so I do deserve a ticket, however this is obviously a speed trap and I absolutely believe that if you have out of state tags, you will be targeted! I would also like to know why good citizens, that don’t pose any harm to the community, are the individuals that always get penalized? Last night when I wad going through Calera, a truck was trying to rear end me and run me off the road, so I called the police and guess what, they didn’t receive anything! Someone please justify that one for me! Calera police department is not the greatest police department in the world so whoever said that obviously is associated with them. What a joke!
I was coming into the city of Calera on U.S. Highway 75 North when I was being trailed by a camouflaged car with its lights on. Mind you my cruise had been set on 65 mph since coming from Sherman Texas. The cop followed for about four minutes before he pulled me over to say, “Ma’am my partner clocked you going 82 in a 70.” The funny thing is that if I was going 82 and I had two cars in front of me supposedly going the right speed why didn’t I run them over or pass them? And, because his good friend would not come and show me the scanner saying I was speeding, I am stuck with $360.00 worth of fines. How is that for some nice easy pocket change for that small city. The casino and Durant hospital (where I was going to) is right there so the town makes its money from trapping cars from out of state as a forceful method to get money. All three cars that I saw pulled over behind me had Texas tags.
70mph, goes down to 60, 100 foot goes down to 50
Speed limit drops to 55 MPH in town. They dont sit on the side of the road very often but are clocking you on the move. My advise: set your cruise to 55 when passing thru Calera.