Charleston, West Virginia Speed Traps
Officer stands outside of his vehicle adjacent to a large green trash dumpster runs handheld radar/laser. Another officer ahead is radioed to pull over speeder.
One police officer stands in the middle of the bridge with radar gun and has another officer leaning against the guard rail waiting to write tickest.
Police park in the Chinese restaurant take-out lot at the foot of the north side of the Patrick St. Bridge and aim their radar at cars crossing the bridge from south to north. Posted limit is 25, but nobody goes that speed. They have been there for the last month.
This road is on a very curvey area heading to Kanawha State Forest and in one turn it goes into a sharp turn and it is down hill. If you are doing 31mph in the 30mph they will pull you over. They sit right beside a little house that looks like a Ginger Bread House…so beware.
The exit is out of town but seems to be in the towm’s jurisdiction. It is a good source of income for the city which suffers some financial problems. Police will pic on those who do not seem able to come back to fight their tickets like drivers of cheaper, older cars, older drivers. Driving in the right lane and never passing is no excuse. Trucks exceed the speed limit all the time but, somehow, are never stopped. Out of state vehicles are most vulnerable.