Willcox, Arizona Speed Traps
They sit there at various locations all day waiting for someone going over 35 posted. Typical small town revenue collection/quota.
The speed trap is setup over a hill before mile marker 92. The Hi-Po has the radar setup and pointed right at the hill. This way he gets you as you’re coming over the hill and can’t see him at all. My ticket is $288 for 8 miles over the speed limit..
Marked dodge intrepid parks in the bushes on the east side and shoots radar up and down arizona. The vehicle is visible if you are paying attention, but i was not twice. Be careful cop is ticket hungry.
The trap is mobile and when I first encountered it there were at least ten Az Highway Patrol cars involved, all in the process of writing tickets. Why I am posting this information is because of the manner in which cars were being targeted: A short distance and on a curve prior to finding the string of patrols which were issuing tickets I had noticed an older unmarked police car (plain Jane) parked in the breakdown lane. The unmarked unit had been disguised as that of a broke down car complete with a Highway Patrol inspection notice in the rear window. However as I passed the car I noted the cop inside hunched down and calling out the shots over his radio.
Brown Crown Vic. with dark tint on windows snuggled next to a loop onramp guardrail. This was the RADAR car. Pass the overcrosssing and they were lined up on the straight ramp waiting for orders.