Dummerston, Vermont Speed Traps
Always, always a police cruiser waiting to nab you (north or south) between these two exits. The whole area is a very popular trap.
About 2-3 miles after Exit 3, and about 2 miles before Exit 4, beware a downhill right-hand curve, very gentle, definitely allows an unintentional speed increase. They’ll be waiting at the bottom, in the breakdown lane, under some overhanging trees for cover, shooting the radar through the rear window. Dark green Chevy Impala. Best to keep it in the right-hand lane, don’t make a passing move here. And beware Anything in the breakdown lane. Unsafe if you ask me. And don’t expect a break. 80 in a 65.
There is highway construction on the southbound lane just south of Exit 4 (Putney). While officers are frequently there with their car lights flashing as a warning, recently they have been checking speed with radar and giving out tickets. Fines are double the usual fines. The speed limit has been temporarily reduced to 55. It’s a tough place to slow down quickly and the traffic moves along quickly, usually over 55. I don’t think this is an unfair speed trap, but be warned that they are ticketing.