El Cerrito, California Speed Traps
Carlson Ave. and San Pablo Ave.
The El Cerrito police sit on their motorcycles at the car Wash, behind the sign and Ticket people left and right. Not only that, but they are parked in a different city (Albany) and a different County (Contra Costa County) Albany is in Alameda County. Is this Illegal ?
They also park in the Wells Fargo Bank Parking lot (In Albany, Alameda County) as well as the Mechanics Bank Parking lot (In El Cerrito, Contra Costa County) Also they park there at night, in their cars, with NO lights on… Isn’t that Illegal too ?
San Pablo & Cutting
Motorcycle cops as well as patrol cars looking for speeding, forgetting to signal, talking on the phone and not wearing seat belts. Often times will use radar.
From San Pablo & Manila to San Pablo & Wall. Often will hide in driveway of Big 5, Denny’s, Walgreens, etc.
Central Avenue, East of freeway entrance
Radar used by officer in police car. The speed limit is 30 for the two blocks closest to the freeway and 25 after that. The radar is mainly for cars going westbound to the freeway, but I have seen the speed trap facing both ways mainly in the commute hours.
Barrett Ave & Sonoma St
El Cerrito police are using LIDAR to detect speeders in this 25mph zone. I was clocked going 37mph and I try very hard to avoid speeding. What led to this? I believe it is faster normal traffic speeds, combined with short viewing distance from the side street I live on just two blocks away. I have to go fast and then get my bearings in order to merge onto this busy street (also going downhill) safely before I can check my speed. I have contacted the city planning office to determine when the last traffic engineering studies have been done.
Richmond Avenue near Moeser Lane
On the portion of Richmond Avenue, between El Cerrito Plaza at Fairmont all the way to Barrett – – – especially in the area of Potrero – – – there is heavy speed monitoring. Sometimes it is with radar, mostly it is just being patrolled. The speed limit is 25MPH.