Soap Lake, Washington Speed Traps

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State Highway 17 near State Highway 28

Soap Lake, WashingtonSep 03, 20041 Comments

I have been informed by relatives living in close proximity to Soap Lake that there are two patrol cars at each end of town, however these cars are maned only by "dummmies," that’s right a couple of mannequins!
I have routinely traveled at speeds well over 40mph through this town and have never been pulled over or ever even seen an actual living breathing officer.
It seems the dummies are being used for "radar" work so the officers don’t have to. I have also heard they can usually be found within the confines of their office especially at night! Good luck and safe driving!

State Highway 17 near 4th Avenue

Soap Lake, WashingtonJun 13, 20041 Comments

Pass through this town and your speed will be measured at least twice by officers sitting at each end of the main street (Daisey St), that’s 4th AVE NE and again at 5th AVE SE. The speed limit is 25 MPH and is precluded by rapidly decreasing speed signage. In the center of town, make note of officers harassing travelers. I didn’t get a ticket coming through but I would avoid this town like the plague. I saw five patrol cars in less than a 1/4 mile, twice passing through this town. I realize this is the biggest drug run between Canada and the Tri-Cities but this behaviour is ridiculous. I imagine any excuse will be made to stop any vehicle that draws attention.

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