I-80 Where Speed Drops From 75mph to 65mph

Elko, NevadaNov 29, 20103 Comments

Either direction on I-80 around Elko. The interstate speed drops from 75mph to 65mph and the change is abrupt. I just got a “non-moving” $72 ticket at this location. The Highway Patrolman came at me from the opposite direction with light flashing and crossed the divider then followed me for about 1/4 mile with lights on. I was doing 78mph and acknowledged that I hadn’t seen the 65mph change. He said that the ticket was a “non-moving” violation and would not affect my insurance. My question is, is Elko concerned with speeders or with making money. I believe that if they were “truly” concerned with the prospects of speeders hurting one of their citizens…they would have several signs warning of the changing speeds and maybe even a flashing light to warn of the speed change. Let’s see….20 or more $72 “non-moving violation” tickets a day could add quite a bit to the city “coffers” each month.

There is a reduced speed ahead sign before the change.
#1Jan 22, 2011Report Abuse
We got a ticket a couple of weeks ago in this same spot. From what we could see the cops were out in full force, we saw at least 5 at each end of town. I would guess they are handing out a lot more than 20 tickets a day. We needed gas coming back through, but refused to stop in Elko for it. I would recomend that folks boycott the town until they back the cops off.
#2Mar 19, 2011Report Abuse
Yes this is a speed trap, No it is not the city of Elko, it's the State Highway Patrol
#3Mar 02, 2012Report Abuse

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