Cromwell, Oklahoma Speed Traps
The city of Cromwell anexxed 4 miles of highway 56 north of city for the sole purpose of raising revenue via traffic fines at exit 212 on interstate 40. This includes speeding, rolling stops, and any other activity they can think of. They target out of towners, especially out of state visiters. They reduced the speed on the south end of town from 45 to 35mph without any study at all. There is a bridge over I-40 currently under construction, and the state highway patrol has stopped the city from patrolling this area until construction is finished.
Small town of aprox.250 to 300 pepole has 3 full time officers and up to 7 part time. The town annexed 3.5 miles of highway for the sole purpose of ticket revenue. Beware of exit 212 on interstate 40, this is the primary target area,
Local law enforsement.
Issueing traffic citations excessively for any reason
Cromwell is a town of about 350 people with no active police department. Highway 56 runs through the town with no stop lights. The speed limit is 40mph through town and once you head out of town the speed limit becomes 65mph. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a constant show of employees patroling this area. It is almost guarenteed that every Friday night there will be a road block in town on Highway 56. If not in town there will be a road block about 2.5 miles north of town or about 3/4 of a mile south from I-40. Roadblocks are common on the weekend (Saturday, Sunday). Searches of vehicles are more the norm than writing of speeding tickets.