Mannford, Oklahoma Speed Traps
Westbound on highway 51 sign suddenly drops speed limit to 55mph just after you go over a hill and are going downhill with really no reason to drop speed limit. Speed trap cars on right by state park entrance and marina entrance south of highway. Always at least one car in town by stoplight with radar. Eastbound coming into town they park on both left and right with radar facing the speed limit 55 sign. you must be going 55 at the sign, not slowing down. Zero tolerance. Very high percentage of Mannford’s budget comes from speed trap tickets. Truckers and poor folks like me beware Mannford.
When comming into Mannford from the east or west,the speed drops dramaticlly from 65 mph to 55mph to 45 mph.If your not paying attention to the signs,you will miss them end in a $95.00 ticket.
From the stoplight at Highway 51 and north on Basin Road to Meadow Lane was indicated by both the State Safety department and State law enforcement to be rated for a higher speed limit. 3 of the Town’s councilmen refused to raise the speed limit to meet the state recommendations because it would lose the needed income generated by speeding tickets.
Construction Zone. You come over the hill going west and it drops from 65 to 55 to 45 within 1/8th mile.
Comming into Mannford from the east the speed limit drops fast and they normally set on the east side of the bridge. If the weather is bad you don’t need to worry about them being out there. The city of Mannford’s population is around 2,500 people with 19 police officers. Speeding and DWI’s generates an emormous amout of money for the city.