"Tonopah: One big speed trap" Top 5 Page for this destination Tonopah by alsport

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The cops will get you....

I've driven through enough small towns to know that you MUST obey the speed laws. Tonopah is no different. I spent less than 15 hours in this town (10 of which were spent in my hotel room) and saw no fewer than five people getting pulled over. If you're coming in from the east, be careful because you're coming down a hill and they're watching you.

Don't drive the speed limit (it's 25 through town), drive under the speed limit.
It's obvious that this town generates a lot of its income by ticketing unsuspecting drivers. There's a courthouse in town too....how convenient.
I don't know if the police got their training in Colfax, Washington or the other way around but they're sure good at pulling people over.

  • Last visit to Tonopah: Mar 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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