Barstow, California Speed Traps
CHP likes to camp underneath the bridge at the Lenwood road exit, especially at night. When approaching Lenwood Rd exit be advised to slow down
If you take the shortcut to In & Out off the I-15, the Sheriff or Barstow P.D. sits in the field to the w/o of this road. Speed limit changes from 55 to 50 to 35 in about 1/4 mile.
Recently an article appeared in the Desert Dispatch (Barstow newspaper) that quoted the CHP as saying that at any given time there are 6 – 12 CHP units active between Barstow and the state line.
They further stated that the number of active units was being increased for an unspecified amount of time due to the number of speed-related accidents.
Where the I-15 south meets and splits into Highway 58 there is normally a CHP car either in the dirt on the right side by the Call Box or down in the dirt divider on the 58 who could easily go either direction for speeders. I’ve witnessed one just take off, do a U-turn and go from the 58 to I-15 South and pull a guy over.
Highway patrol is often in the dirt next to the on and off ramps for both directions waiting for speeders.