Hwy 73 – 12 miles South of Lemmon at Flat Creek/Shadehill SD

Lemmon, South DakotaOct 06, 20103 Comments

Local SD Highway Patrolman and Perkins County Sheriff will sit either in the parking lot of the Summerville store, north side of Flat Creek bridge on Hwy 73, or south of the parking lot and wait for people to come through the 50 mph speed zone that starts right at the hill top to unsuspecting motorists. They will usually face south, but doesn’t matter, as the cars can radar from both the front and back of the car. They especially like to sit there in the summer on a Friday or Sunday as people come in to enjoy a weekend at Shadehill Recreation area.

If driver's paid more attention to the speed limit signs, they might not think these were speed traps!!!
#1Nov 14, 2010Report Abuse
This is a real speed trap and there is no reason for a 50 mph speed zone there. On Feb 18th 2011, the local SD HP was sitting to the south of the Summerville Store Parking lot just wating to harrass motorists as they were traveling and when I came back, guess what, there were 2 SD HP's sitting in the parking lot of the Summerville Store. We now have one stationed in Lemmon SD, Bison SD, and Faith SD, what a waste of SD Taxpayer money!!!!
#2Feb 19, 2011Report Abuse
I travel this road all the time and I can't figure out why 6 people would say this is not a real speed trap. Must be the 3 patrolman that live in the area along with the Perkins County Sheriff, and his 2 Deputies that chose that option, trust me these guys sit there on a regular basis, especially in the summer and on the weekends trying to extort more money from people as they pass through this area. Be aware of the speed trap and know that it really is there and these guys sit there alot, after all one of the Deputies for Perkins County was run out of town when he was the Chief of Police in Lemmon and somehow now he works for the County.
#3Feb 19, 2011Report Abuse

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