Pomeroy, Washington Speed Traps
Facing oncoming traffic while sitting in a turnout next to the cemetery as if they had stopped to check their vehicle or take a break. They also park in the entrance road to the cemetery. Lots of trees along the cemetery so it’s not easy to spot them. Speed limit drops just before you are going downhill past the cemetery.
Just before Pataha, the highway speed is 60 mph. A “warning” sign along US 12 says “Speed Zone Ahead” not “Speed limit 45 mph” like it should. As I was traveling along I continued going 60. You can miss the 45 mph sign very quickly and the cop sits right there radaring you. So if you are not familiar to this area, you will get a ticket. Typical speed trap. I got a ticket because of it and told the judge he had a typical small town speed trap. I also told him I had to take the day off from work in Idaho to appear in court to contest the ticket. This small town thinks that it will get the speeders from out of state and they will just pay the fine.
It really could be anywhere in garfield county, not necessarily "pomeroy", usually down main street. They sit there on the side of the road, hidden some of the time, other times they are just driving down the road radaring anything that’s moving, this is rather reliable, I’ve lived here for 21 years, I’ve been pulled over for going one mile over….it’s even known they will make something up to pull you over and then take back their statement, people need to be warned.
If you are from out of town or out of state your plates will be run long before you even get to the city limits.Everybody is a suspect in their minds.They have residents all along the Highway 12 that phone in people who appear to be speeding, mostly the elderly that have nothing to do besides gaze out their windows I guess it gives them a feeling of community service or something. But by all means come through Pomeroy and help fill their quotas so they will leave the locals alone.