Rosendale, Wisconsin Speed Traps
As did everyone else, I was caught in this speed trap. I’m from out of town and driving on this highway for the first time was a nightmare. In any 30 minute period, the speed can change up to 5 times, how on earth are you supposed to know what speed you should go? I drive all over my state, and NEVER speed because I’ve had so many close calls with insane drivers almost hitting me. For that reason, I’m also hyper aware and a completely defensive driver. I thought I was driving in a 45 mph zone and was clocked at 44. Apparently, it had changed to a 30 – I must have blinked. Also, in my state, you get 2 warnings that the speed is about to slow down. Nope, not here – just suddenly, it’s now 30!!
Clearly just a money making scheme for the town. Especially as an out of towner, multiple posts and newspaper articles state that they are targets because we can’t come back to go to court. Some of these people were pulled over and ticketed for 1 mph over the speed limit – ridiculous!!! I agree with previous poster, if they are so proud of their reputation of being a speed trap, we should all avoid this town and boycott all the businesses. Let’s see how they feel when they realize they can’t treat tourists and passers through whom they depend on for their livelihood as just wallets for them to subsidize their city budget.
Corruption at it’s finest. Due to your Chief of Police, I’ll now be purchasing a dash cam. See you in court.
The village police dept brags about the dollars in fines that it brings in to fund their department. They will stop you for any violation and no warnings issued.
Very unfriendly to out of state visitors. I hope one day a by pass goes around this place.
This the most commonly known, revenue collecting speed trap in the State of Wisconsin. It is so bad that I would run out of gas before I would shop at a station, or starve before I would stop for food!
Squad with radar sitting on eastbound shoulder watches westbound vehicles that pass through speed zones that go from 30 to 45 to 55 MPH in a relatively short stretch. They got us when accelerating through this area by saying that we were not yet out of the 30 zone when we were clocked at 48 (18 over). Hubby lost four points; fine was $125.