U.S. 285 between Nathrop and State Hwy 291
The normal speed limit for roads in Colorado’s valleys is 65 MPH for average roads with tar crack repairs and small or non-existent shoulders. This trap is in a mostly flat open mountain valley through rural ranch country with a newly paved very wide straight road with shoulders as wide as the traffic lanes and new striping. Posted speed limit in the trap area is 55 MPH. County sheriff’s deputies are the ticket writers. The deputy who ticketed me asked several needless personal questions before trying to get me to admit I was in a hurry. I wasn’t in a hurry, didn’t admit to it, and was travelling with the traffic at about 60 MPH. He cited me at 78 MPH, then refused to give me the SN of his radar machine, the calibration number, and the date last calibrated. I asked for this three times, and he refused all three times. I will drive (one way) 2-1/2 hours to fight this ticket.