Lompoc, California Speed Traps
Vandenberg AFB police frequently hide off the road in bushes any time, day or night, on Santa Lucia Canyon Road, waiting for speeders on this two lane road. Watch your speed as you navigate the corridor between the Federal Penitentiary and VAFB Pine Canyon Gate. This is training grounds for VAFB police and they take their job seriously.
CHP frequently hide in the bushes along this road, particularly as you approach Harris Grade going North. Beware of your speed.
Leaving Lompoc, going South on Hwy 1, on the last long, steep hill before entry onto 101, or going North up the hill toward Lompoc, watch your speed in either direction. It is easy to gain speed as you head down the incline; Speed limit is 55 MPH. CHP have become devout in their attempts to catch speeders. They frequently park in private driveways and roadways, lying in wait for speeders. This is also true at various other locations along Hwy 1, south of Lompoc.
Undercover cop in plain clothes will stand there on the corner looking for people on their cell phones. If he sees you on a phone, he will radio ahead and you will be pulled over!
Going down the hill into town on North H the speed limit changes from 55 to 35mph. The Police sit just past the Airport