Shamrock, Oklahoma Speed Traps
The speed limit reduction signs are small for a state highway and easily missed. There were 6 others fined the same day I was and they all had fines for 53 in a 35. You cannot see the traffic cops from the highway approaching town until they fall in behind you lit up.
The town consists three buildings and a Main Street three blocks long. The police force, who do not bother leaving their parking lot issue about 150 to 200 tickets, a monthly news paper report with names of thoes ticketed is available if needed
police car is usually hid. They also give tickets when you really a’rent speeding.It is the towns only source of income.
Speed limits go from 65 to 55, 45, 35. They get you when you hit the 55 sign because it is in a country setting and most people assume it is 65 mph. The thing I have noticed is they have people stopped outside their city limits and the officers do not pull off the road, therefore, causing a hazard for the motorists passing by.
The town is in a valley. The city limits are at the crest of each hill. The speed limit changes from 65 to 30 at the crest of the hill. When a driver goes over the hill, even with brakes the officer with a radar gun will catch you before you can slow down… and the hill makes the car want to coast much faster than the speed limit.