The speed limit in this sleepy self-proclaimed "ghost town" is 20 mph, 15 mph and even 10 mph on some roads. It seems like this is a set-up to cash in on the few unassuming tourists that care to venture there. Don't let the relatively empty streets, run down buildings and abandoned dwellings fool you. Around every bend is a police car ready to pull you over for doing 20 in a 15.
I had two young kids in the back seat during a recent run in with a local cop. He seemed very content with himself, grinning ear to ear while stating my that my infraction was "a criminal offense for which I could take you to jail." It didn't phase him a bit that his verbal tirade was terrifying two little girls in the back seat.
I understand these little municipalities need money but strictly enforcing a snail's pace speed limit of 15 mph - threatening jail time to tourists who drive 20 mph in a 15 - will only give itself a bad reputation and ensure that tourist dollars stay in nearby Sedona.