Summersville, West Virginia Speed Traps
Entire strip. If the sign says 45 go 40. If you are from NY,PA, or ONT, go 35. Also don’t for get about Non-Resident Violator Compact if you are a US citizen. After I got my ticket in 2003 I called the PA state police and they told me about it and to pay the fine but don’t worry about points. I never was charged the points.
A few years ago on a trip home from Florida to Canada I had the misfortune to get caught in Summersville. I was driving through a bogus construction zone and soon found myself on a downhill slope with Smokey in waiting! I momentarily slipped from noticing the speed limit also dropped about 15 mph. No time to react! Bang I was hooked!
On getting home a day later asked my pal ex copper Cliff if I should pay the substantial ticket.
He called me the next day and asked if I had seen Summersville on 60 minutes last night.
I hadn’t but found this mini –town of 500 homes or so, and employs about 20 coppers, puts out so many tickets mainly to out of state victims, that West Virginia had given up trying to collect on them.
Needless to say I never paid my fine and never heard from them.
To this day I joke I am wanted in W. Virginia and have my wife drive through this State.
Naive Canadians ( and other Americans too)are not used to this crooked mentality. Watch out!
State Highway 19
Speed limit transition is from 65 to 50. Out of state tags are usually targeted.
There is even a billboard at the outskirts of town advising of the speed trap.