Long Beach, California Speed Traps
motorcycle and cars are usually aparked in park,cemetary, residential side streets or on cherry itself. speed limit is 40 mph. people usually drive 50+ mph. often 2-3 motorcycle cops during the day and earely evenings. But I have seen people pulled over at variouse times in the aerly am hours as well. (1:30-5 am)
Location: NB & SB 710 Fwy ends in Downtown Long Beach. LBPD or CHP is stationed all over on bike and car.
2 to 3 Uniformed Motorcyle officers wait throughout the afternoon for unwary drivers – Speed limit is 35mph, well below a reasonable & proper speed for this road.
The posted limit is 40mph, but the Traffic & Engineering Survey lists the 85th percentile limit as 48mph. During mid-day, traffic is extremely light on this particular stretch and it is real easy to exceed 40mph. It’s usually a motorcycle officer hiding off to the side on Conant St.
In Long Beach, California on the eastbound portion of Wardlow Ave, just east of the 710 Freeway. This is a 4 lane, divided highway with no cross traffic for a good portion of the road. The traffic survey shows a prevailing speed of 45mph (and I think these measurements were taken at a different section of the road that has lower speeds than this section). The speed limit is 40 mph. The road goes up and over the LA River, and then comes down a long sweeping hill, again where there are no cross streets. It is here that the Officer hides behind a bush on a service road and radar’s you coming down the hill. This is a well-known "speed-trap", to those who live in Long Beach.