Lawton, Oklahoma Speed Traps
Lawton Police will stand on top of the bridge that is the overpass for Fort Sill Boulevard, and pose as construction workers. one will have a radar gun and the other will radio to units hiding ahead the vehicle description. The trap is usualy set aroud rush hour, but other times it will occour.
Highway patrol car sitting in full view in medium of highway. I was driving a rental SUV with NCarolina licencse plate. I was driving no more than 55 MPH, ready to exit to Fort Sill dropping off my son (in full uniform). Two other adult passengers in back seat. I saw the patrol car & immediately looked at my speed and saw that I was going under 60 miles per hour. Somehow I knew he was going to come after me. I thought I’d seen a 40 MPH sign & thought I may have violated THAT speed limit. He came to my window and said he clocked me going 75 miles per hour! I immediately told him that was impossible — I was going slow because I was unfamiliar with what exit I had to make and was going no more than 60, if that…Everyone in the car concurred…he tried to be intimidating. Wrote me up for going 60 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. I argued and he threatened to write it as 75 MPH, as he originally stated. Then he made sure I knew it would be a $100 fine for going FIVE MILES OVER THE SPEED LIMIT! How do I fight an out of state ticket (I live in California)? No question, this was a speed trap! Speed limit goes from 60 to 55 in a short area, but you miss the 55 MPH sign altogether if you’re an out-of-towner!