Auburn, California Speed Traps
Its not a trap, just that folks feel the need to speed! After getting out of the Sierra’s and congested conditions, I-80 "opens up" to 3 lanes from 2 lanes. Great pavement too! Between LIDAR and aircraft, CHP keep VERY busy especially on the weekends. The stretch of I-80 from Applegate to Roseville is probably the most likely spot that You will get a ticket.
Speed limit is 25 and the police park in the hidden driveways watch it they will get you !!!
The Speed Trap is run almost daily and for sure on the weekends. It goes both ways – east and westbound traffic is caught. By the time you see them you are toast. Both ways you are coming downhill and they are at the bottom where you can’t see them.
Most every Friday through Sunday, the CHP sit and hide on the Dry Creek Road On-ramps. Those headed towards Truckee won’t see the CHP hiding to the side of the East Bound onramp until it’s too late. West Bound traffic may have Officer with a Speed Gun catching speeders coming down I-80 headed towards Sacramento, with the CHP sitting on the West Bound on-ramp ready to catch the speeders. The CHP used to sit at the Meadow Vista on and off ramps – but try to change it occassionally and sit at the Dry Creek Road on and off ramps instead.
City patrol hide at bottom of hill out of sight. get traffic moving both ways