Intersection of U.S. Hwy. 101 (Pacific Ave.) and Wilson River Hwy. (Oregon Rte. 6)

Tillamook, OregonFeb 28, 20101 Comments

When most people come out of the mountains on the Wilson River Highway (Oregon Rte. 6) where it finally opens up and you’ve been doing 25mph the whole time, you want to Romp On It. Do Not do this. Keep it at the legal limit. Here’s the gimmick: After 10pm, the traffic lights all just go to a blinking red (four way stops, essentially). If you are coming into Tillamook from the east on Oregon Rte. 6, watch all the speed limit signs. When you go under the railroad viaduct, it goes to 30 – Thirty Miles Per Hour. You will see blinking red lights ahead of you (near the post office but, if you’re not from there, you won’t know where the post office is anyway), So….. The city kitty sits behind the building by the restaurant (forget the name at this point…) You must come to a full and extremely complete stop here. Look to your right. See the squad!? 9 times out of 10 it will be between 10pm and 4am. The next intersection is U.S. Highway 101 (Pacific Ave.). If you are going north, obviously you’ll be turning right, going south, left. If you are headed out toward Netarts or Oceanside, take a Left, then a Right on 3rd street. This will take you all the way out to the ocean (about a 7 mile ride). Just remember. At night: Speed trap time. Another one is (during the day), as you head south through town, just as you start to get out of town, this is a 25mph zone. Do not speed up until you pass the 55 mph sign. They are watching by the appliance shop *one of two in town*. In about one minute you’ll pass the airplane on a stick. Look to your left to view the infamous “Tillamook county jail.”

You're correct about the trap at that 3-way intersection at Hwy 6 and Pacific, however it doesn't just apply to when you've properly stopped at that blinking light between 10 pm and 4 am. I was pulled over less than a block from this intersection, after I had properly stopped for the flashing red light (just prior to 4 am) and was told I'd run a "solid" red light, which I had not done, since the light is on flashing red for traffic coming from Hwy 6 until after 4:00 am. The cop wrote the ticket for 4:08 am, which is after the light goes off it's flashing mode, proving what I had only heard about Tillamook, that it's a town full of bad cops. I'd not had a traffic ticket in 38 years. If you're going through Tillamook, be extremely careful.
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