State Highway 16 E
Elkins built a new school and lowered the speed down to 40mph a few new blocks west on hwy 16. As you get near the school from fayetteville, the new 40mph sign is blocked by other signs. They have someone pulled over all the time.
In news paper, Elkins makes $18,000-$24,000 a month in ticket revenue. (90% of this is unfair and bogus tickets)
They lie and are not honest.
My mom has never had a ticket in her life, ever, she is 60yrs old and the type of person that everyone passes.
THe other day they claimed that she was going 62 in the 45 up by the water company. She also pulls her seatbelt off naturall when she puts the van in park.
Ticket for 17 over
No seat belt
No proof of insurance. "She was so shoo up that she could not even go into her golve box and find it. The cop even told her that he read her tag in and knew that she had valad insurance, but she got a ticket for no proof, not for on insurance.
Their is no way in the world that she was speeding.
She said that a Jeep was way ahead of her and that he must have been speeding.
She never even thought to look at the radar gun display, but all they have to do is hold it on a past speed and pin it on you.
I live in Elkins and the town has about 2,500 people, They typically have 3 cops on duty about every night. Blue lights everywhere.
Also if a cop pulls out behind you in a 40mph, he keeps behind you and you drive on out of town to where the speed reaches 55, you speed up to 55 56, boom the lights come on. Radar shows 56, he says you were doing 56 in a 40. Ticket, this has happened to many people I know.
They also say that everyone was driving right of the fog line or left of center,to pull you over if your tag and lights are good.
I have been pulled over 17 times in the past 7-years, but have never had a ticket.
If you drive into Elkins after midnight, you will be pulled over or followed by a cop.
Also when you pay out tickets, make sure to pay with a check only and keep all the records. They will cheat you.
My brother got $1200 worth of tickets one time, No insurance, bad exhaust, etc.
He paid the tickets for ever, my dad kept all the reciepts for him. My brother made the last cash pmt and the lady said, "no you owe us over $400". It took us a few days to round up all the reciepts, but they were lying. They said it was a record keeping mistake.
They are not in service to protect and serve anyone but themselves and the budget.
If you need help and call the poice dept, they will not come out, but they can sure put 3-cops on duty about everyother night to generate that revenue.
Stay out of Elkins. Make sure you drive at least 3mph under the speed limit, hold both hands on the steering wheel, and make sure you stand up to them when they pull you over and claim that you were driving left of center or right of the fog line.
If they follow you out of Town do not speed up past 40mph no matter what. Let them turn around and go back before you speed up to 55. They have done this to me a few times and it saved myself a ticket by staying at 40. See they can’t give you a ticket for going 40 in a 55, only the county cops can, it is out of their area.
They will search your car, check you tires, exhaust, all bulbs, look at your vin #, look at the small numbers on you tag stickers, etc.
A town of 2,500+ people with "never any crime", does not need a police force like that.
1-full time cop needed.. Work him 10-hours on Fri, Sat, Sun.( Go ahead and pay him 40), From like 4pm to 2am and one part time cop to watch the school during let out.
We all need to stand up and get them under control.They are robbing everyone and they love cash with out a reciept given.
Also when one come into elkins from Fayetteville, the speed limit is 55 unitl you get to the curve by HollyBrook. They alwasy set in HollyBrook’s drive and radar you at 55 or so. THey will pull out behind you and follow you for a few miles until the speed drops down to 45 or 40 and boom, you get a ticket. They say, "Radar Guns don’t lie", true, but they do.