Oak Hill, West Virginia Speed Traps
The Oak Hill officers sit in the median tucked up against the overpass supports Traveling South you wont see them until you pass them. Traveling North you come over a slight hump into a sweeping curve and an off ramp the combination of distractions and geography cause you not to see them until it is much too late, or they blend in to the guardrail/overpass supports.
Oak Hill cop likes to set in the middle at the bottom of a large incline between Sheets Chrysler and the Go Mart. He hides behind the guardrail and he is too far away to see from the top of the hill. Both day and night.
Work Zone: 45mph, normally 55mph. Miles of barricades WITHOUT flashing "Work Zone" lights. And then, once you’re used to driving 55mph, a single barricade has a flashing light. Cop is waiting in median.
On Oyler Ave going East to East Main is posted 25 mph but there is a sharp "dip" in the road and at the bottom of the dip if your not ridding your brakes hard your going to pick up speed. At the bottom is Bennette street where OHPD uses as it’s "trap" to nail you.
They wait over hills on the median and off the side of the road on specially constructed parking areas hidden by trees. They gang up there. You are likely to get somebody else’s ticket since the road curves and they don’t know who’s doing what. (AAA) Automobile Assoc of Amer plans trip tickets around this area. They give you $500 or $1,000 insurance to fight a ticket, depending on which AAA plan you have, regular or plus. They know about this town. Try it, have them plan a trip for you that send you thru Oak Hill, Fayettevill, or Summersville via rte 19. See how far they send you out of your way to avoid these towns! It’s just not worth it!