Vancouver, British Columbia Speed Traps
Cops are hiding in the alley. Slow down. Spotted at 3:15pm Tue. Jan.10.
They’re back this week. Spotted UEL RCMP (white, marked car) for westbound traffic located at Westbrook & Marine, illegally stopped on the edge of the right turn lane where it is posted as “No Stopping”. This site becomes visible after rounding the curve. Not just illegal, it’s a foolish, dangerous place to be a road-side distraction. Also spotted this morning for east-bound traffic hiding among the trees where the speed limit drops from 60 to 50km/h, about 400 metres west of their usual hideout that is nearer to 41st ave.
Cops hiding on bikes in alley. Using radar as people come to a light.
As you come eastbound from Georgia Str, around the corner by the Rogers Arena you are about 200 meters away from the speed trap consisting of 2 police cars stationed underneath the big green sign for the Main street exit. One police man uses a laser gun and the other interrogates speeders.
So, far mostly fancy cars like Porsches or BMW’s seem to get caught. I guess it’s the cars that make speeding fun but not profitable.
Put a sticker on your dash board to DRIVE DEFENSIVELY !!
Have a good weekend
Rules here say “Most speed trap alerts will be approved within 24 hours”.
Haha, what a joke reporting the speed trap. In a couple hours the cops are gone. Good luck with approving the speed trap.
Traffic on Powell Street Overpass between Hawks Ave and Clark Dr has been flowing at rate of 60-70 km/h, but police have started actively enforcing 50 km/h speed limit from February 2015.
Enforcement takes place from Monday to Saturday after morning rush hour using multiple unmarked cars and bike police targeting both directions. Eastbound traffic towards Clark is more vulnerable as police can hide on Vernon Dr, which have limited vision from eastbound Powell St.