Middletown, Virginia Speed Traps
Parking lot on the east side of Rt 11
RT 11 is also main street Middletown VA.
Main Street in this small town is 30 mph. Middletown is known for the Wayside Theater and the annual Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment. Speed limit is justified because of its tourist attractions but it’s easy to exceed the speed limit, and that’s when they get you.
The entire route through Middletown VA on US Route 11 North or South is used as a speed trap. They have two police officers and strictly enforce the 30 mph speed limit which used to be 35 mph. It is a great source of revenue for the town. The police officers were deputized some years back by the Frederick County Sheriffs department. Since that time they have been taking full advantage by policing the roads as far as two miles outside the city limits. They are also known to enforce fairly obscure traffic laws since there are many transient visitors to the historic area.
Three sets of hills on a 1.5 to 2 mile stretch of I-81 in the area of the weigh station just north of the I-66 exchange. Each set has a small opening between them where State Troopers set up stationary radar. Well concealed as they are, you won’t see them until well after it’s too late. Enforcement, though not EXTREMELY frequent, is quite spontaneous.