Fillmore, California Speed Traps
CHP sits facing West just past the Valero gas station. Westbound traffic crests at the station and gets painted with the hand-held radar gun.
After crossing the bridge going into town and the speed limit drops, look ahead to the first traffic light. Most mornings there is a motorcycle officer parked on the sidewalk behind the electrical transformer on the right side of the road just beyond the light. he looks either over the transformer or between the transformer and the utility pole.
As you approach Fillmore the speed limit changes several times in a short distance 60 to 50 to 45 to 35. The 35mph sign sits at the beginning of a curve. Many times there is a Patrolman with a radar gun there. Since this is a highway that goes through a town, there are a lot of large trucks that can block one’s view of the several speed limit signs. Also, exiting town on west side is a senseless sign that says “END 45MPH SPEED LIMIT”. It doesn’t tell you what the speed limit is! Ticket in this area is around $350.
When heading eastbound on HWY 126 out of Fillmore, a motorcycle officer parks in the entrance of the senior mobile home park just outside of town where the speed limit is still 45 mph but less than 300 yards from where the speed limit increases to 60 mph. If you speed up too soon when heading out of town or don’t slow down quick enough while heading into town, you will get pulled over.
As you enter Fillmore city limits the speed limit drops to 50 mph – then 45 – then 40…Be sure to slow down or a ticket will be forthcoming.