Groveland, California Speed Traps
10 mi of Hwy 120 E of Groveland (W of Yosemite Park)
Road looks like you should be able to go 65 but posted at 55. As you approach Groveland speed limits change repeated down to 25 mph through town. Hwy patrol camps out just east of Groveland on Hwy 120.
State Highway 120 near Big Creek Shaft Road
Road is wide with wide shoulders, smooth, newly paved it appears and quite straight speed limit is 55.
Sheriff on downhill just over the hill facing east. Cars going west are clocked as they start down the hill and within seconds the officer has his lights on and is doing a U turn to drop behind them.
I was tagged at 65 – had cruise control set at 60 and momentum going down hill had increased my speed. There was another car just pulling away from where they had been stopped getting their ticket at the bottom of the hill.
Before I got my registration and proof of insurance back in my glove compartment and fastened my seat belt, he had already returned to the up hill side of the road and had gotten another sucker to fill the treasury of Tuolumne County. I bet he was getting 12 or 15 tickets written per hour. He really had it down to a routine and he must have had writer’s cramp by the end of his shift that day.