Arroyo Grande, California Speed Traps
As you leave Pismo and Grover Beach on 101, you drive past the Oak Park Bridge overpass. After the bridge, a steep hill forms on the highway as you drive by Kmart. There is a big shoulder with a huge pine tree planted by CalTrans at the base of the hill. There is ALWAYS a CHP car parked at this hidden shoulder speed trap multiple times a day. You can’t see the CHP car because he’s hidden by the Tree, and many people accelerate to get up the hill. Then BAM! the radar clocks them and they get pulled over.
El Campo Rd crosses the highway, 101 is not a freeway on this stretch between Arroyo Grande and Nipomo. As you leave Nipomo, you will drive several miles before coming to the El Campo Rd crossing. There are numerous ranches and driveways where CHP cars hide out to bust people on this stretch. You won’t see them at all because they are set back off the freeway.
Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officer with radar gun targets vehicles coming down the straight-away, following the last curve of the road, coming from the direction of Lopez Lake. Parking on either side of the road, the motorcycle and officer blend well with background scenery and are not easily seen. The posted speed limit is 45 mph, reflective of the curvy road towards Lopez Lake. Motorists are easily lulled into speeding up a bit on the long, open straight-away, just prior to entering town.
Going North on Highway 101 From the Thompson Road Off Ramp onto the 101, a Highway Patrol sits and waits to catch speeding autos either from the off ramp or all along the Highway between Thompson and the city of Arroyo Gande at different turnouts, usually on the northbound side of the highway at. Just before the off ramp from 101 to Traffic lane there is a patrol that sits and waits as you make the last bend in the highway bofore the off ramp, you come upon him before you know it he is in a turn out on the right.
Cop hides and pulls people over claiming the speed limit is 30 when in fact the last posted speed limit sign is 40. Beware, cops in this area apparently don’t follow procedure by checking to make sure the signs are clearly posted.