Goodwell, Oklahoma Speed Traps
40 MPH on US 54 posted within Goodwell. No tolerance! This is a college community and well-known speed trap. Often, more than one cop watching. Court likely not friendly, so if ticketed, prepare accordingly.
Highway 54 going North East. Just as you enter Oklahoma you crest a hill and the speed limit drops in Oklahoma.
The Highway Patrol are making a living nailing people as they enter Oklahoma. Exactly what you would expect from Oakies.
sit in rest area/park on south side of road where speed limit increases from 40 to 50 miles per hour heading west out of town
If you have an out of state license plate, I wouldn’t speed at all going through Goodwell. You don’t need to avoid the town altogether like some have suggested, just don’t speed and you’ll be fine. The speed limits are tricky though, it goes very quickly from 65 to 50 to 40 all the way until the other end of town (way further than it needs to be), then gradually speeds back up. I have been pulled over for speeding up too quickly, but they were nice and just gave me a warning.
Officers wait around and pick a random car once their radar goes off. The court is open once a month so good luck trying to fight a ticket here, especially if you are passing through and don’t live here.