We pulled into the McDonald’s in town and in the short length of time it took to get our order, their cop in his SUV had pulled over 2 vehicles. I had not driven through this area in a long time so I was unaware of any trap but lucked out this time since the officer had someone pulled over the whole brief time we were in the area.
It does no good to have a four lane highway when you’re forced to slow way down in order to avoid being stopped in these numerous, little po-dunk, speed trap towns, who use traffic ticket revenue as a primary source of revenue to operate their little one horse town. I will avoid traveling from Springfield to Cape Girardeau on this road ever again, going instead to St. Louis and then south on I-55.
By comparison, a similar 4 lane highway, Hwy 277 from Wichita, Texas to Abilene, when they converted from a two land to a four lane, the State of Texas had the good sense to bypass almost all the little towns along the way, thus expediting travel. Not only that but it’s 75 mph most of the way!! Missourians should be ashamed for allowing this!!