Arcadia, California Speed Traps
Cops sit in cars and on motors near Arcadia High School. Posted 35mph but they hammer you for the school zone when kids there. Look out for video camera enforcement of parking violations as well!
The trap happens between Colorado St. and Hungtington Blvd. When Colorado St. forks, the right hand side turns into Colorado Place. Colorado Place is immediately adjacent to the infamous Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, CA. There are small pull off points all along this stretch of Colorado Place that are intended for in/out flow of traffic for the race track parking. The officer generally sits next to one of these blocked entrance/exit locations and points the radar north towards Colorado St. Colorado place is a nice speed trap since the speed limit is reduced down from 45 MPH to 40 MPH after a blind turn and a downhill. Suffice to say it’s hard to see the speed limit sign if you’re not paying attention. The Colorado St. speed limit is 45 MPH but the traffic flow is generally 55 MPH. It’s really easy to speed on this stretch of road, and many cars do.
The motorcycle officer sits on the three way corner of Colorado St. and either Vaquero Rd. or Monte Vista Rd. point the radar east parallel to Colorado St. This is a fast stretch of road. The limit is posted at 45 but most people will drive 55 MPH.
The police offer is spotter in a church parking lot in front of Arcadia High school poool on his motorcycle with his radar gun pointed at traffic on Durte Rd. He would come out unexpectedly, and may leave once in a while.
When exiting interstate highway 210, there is a cop waiting in the Arboretum parking lot with a radar gun to catch vehicles exiting the highway. It is very easy to go over the 40 MPH speed limit when exiting the freeway.