Carlsbad, California Speed Traps
Police park at the end of Pontiac to catch westbound drivers speeding down the hill on Tamarack. Personally, I’m glad they are there. Cars go a good 70 down that hill, which is ridiculous. Speed limit is I believe 40 or 45.
Motorcycle cop parks in C.V.D. median, just West and over the hump in the road, and hits you with radar just after you pass through the Monroe intersection. You don’t see him until after you hit the crest of the small hill after going through the Monroe intersection. By then, it’s too late, after having gained speed going downhill from Donna Drive at the top of the hill. The speed limit is a ridiculous 35 M.P.H. Another variation is for the m/c cop to park along the South curb of C.V.D., just past Monroe (where the curve starts), where he is difficult to see, but has a clear shot as you go down the hill toward Monroe. Both of these seem to be used a lot in the early morning hours.
Traffic coming uphill from Palomar Airport Road often top the hill and round the curve headed south and exceed the 40mph limit. Cop sits just north of tennis courts on southside facing north.
There ARE multiple driveways both east and westbound where motorcycle police and interceptors like to trap from. I have been caught by a motorcycle officer on westbound Cannon from a driveway that is slightly blind. It is slightly blind due to a bluff immediately to the south. This is the corridor of Cannon that is in between Paseo Del Norte and Faraday. Be AWARE.
Carlsbad PD sit in the center divider on their BMW’s, one points east and the other west, with handheld radar (no laser). They are at this stretch pretty heavy during the hours of 7:30 AM until around 3:30 PM, depending on the weather.