Woodstock, Vermont Speed Traps
The sheriff usually sits and waits where the speed limit goes from 50 [Vt. speed limit] down to 40. The speed limit then goes down to 35, 30, and 25 thru the Bridgewater area. All the locals know that he waits in this area to stop cars on a daily basis. It definitely appears to be entrapment.
Speed traps are set up at numerous locations on US Route 4 and State Route 106 in the Village of Woodstock. This is major revenue source for Woodstock with over $600,000 of tickets written annually. Be very cautious in the entire Woodstock area!
This 4 mile stretch of Rt 4 from the intersection of Rt 12 north to and including the town of Bridgewater varies in limits from 25 to 50 mph. The limit changes are frequent and abrupt. Every time going through here I see someone being cited.
Next to the center of "downtown" Woodstock at the intersection of Rt 106 is a loop known as The Green. It is two lanes wide and posted 25 mph, no passing. I missed the no passing sign in previous trips. When asked, by the officer, why was I pulled over I replied I didn’t think I was speeding. She didn’t have radar on but cited the no passing. A speeding ticket would have been cheaper than the $199 no passing fine.
If you use Rt 89 go around this section rather than go through it. Or drive like you’re a little old lady.
mobile all day and night…
Leaving Woodstock Eastbound the speed limit is 25 but a sign indicates "Entering Thruway". There are a bunch of signs (name of town Rotary Club etc. on the opposite side of the street for Westbound traffic coming to town and the cops hide behind the signs and ticket people who cross the bridge leaving picturesque Woodstock (narrow streets old buildings, rail fences)and find themselves on the wide highway commercial strip with big gas stations and shopping center etc. 40 mph gets you about $150 and if you try and fight it they add another $30.