Shelton, Washington Speed Traps
Police car is parked near the intersection pointing at direction of curved road. Police uses other unmarked car (sometimes changes, looks like a sedan) to follow the suspected traffic violater and radios information to the police car parked near intersection.
Not technically a “speed” trap, but still a trap. The Shelton Police do their seatbelt awareness tickets on this corner, they have someone stand on the corner in plain clothes by the Pine Tree Inn, and if they see a motorist with no seatbelt they radio and a cruiser pulls out of the Exxon station across the street and pulls them over.
Between 108 (At the Little Creek Casino) and north towards Shelton the 60 MPH speed limit drops to 50 MPH. If you get onto highway 101 from west 108 you might not see the 50 MPH sign and think that because most of the way the speed is 60 MPH, it is there, also. Don’t be fooled. My husband got a ticket there because he came up the ramp behind a truck and didn’t see the sign. Also, coming down 101 from Shelton towards Taylor Town you have to be careful as the speed limit drops to 50 MPH.
The speeds vary between 35 MPH to 55 MPH as you go towards Allyn from Shelton on highway 3 especially before you reach mile post 12. Be very careful to slow down where it is posted or you will get a ticket.
Sheriff dept. and WSP hang out in the DJ’s convenience stores parking lot near the Lake Limerick entrance at times. Deputies also sit in the small parking area at the fire station as well.