Lexington, Oklahoma Speed Traps
The Lexington PD regularly has an officer parked on the east side of US 77 facing north after dark, just before it curves east to cross the bridge into Purcell (across the street from the salvage yard, just north of the park). The speed limit drops to 55mph then 45mph from the 65mph north of Lexington. (It drops further to 35mph about halfway around the curve.)
Lexington also often posts an officer at the east end of the bridge, where the speed drops from 45mph to 40mph then to 35mph, and at other points along the curve.
If you obey the speed limit, you should have no trouble with Lexington PD (or Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputies) on this stretch. I drive it daily, and have never been stopped by them, but I am judicious about obeying the limits.
I couldn’t believe Lexington was not on this list before now. Coming from the east on OK 39, the speed limit drops from 65 to 25. The 25MPH sign is almost obscured by trees and you are go0ing downhill when you pass it. The cop is hiding in the bushes and if he doesn’t recognize your car as a local you WILL get a ticket. I was third in a line of three cars, all doing the same speed. The first car hit the light in the center of town on yellow, the second ran the red light. I stopped for the light and was pulled over and given a ticket for 35 in a 25 ($108.00). I tried to talk to the cop and he became beligerant and asked if I prefered to go to jail for resisting an officer in the performance of his duties. I only wanted to know why he didn’t at least stop all three cars.