Madera, California Speed Traps
CHP LIDAR operator hides on bridge and 6 CHP mobiles wait revving their engines on the on-ramp. Operator pings a victim and radios the car make and model to CHP drivers who then race down the on-ramp, pull him/her over before the next off ramp, and give tickets. After ticketing they exit and drive down the frontage road to rinse and repeat – It must be like shooting fish in a barrel!
Speed on Madera Ave west of almond is 45. When it opens up to 4 lanes, the speed drops to 35 just before the freeway. There is no notification of reduce speed. Motorcycle cop got me 1 block East of the sign supposedly going 50. He hides on the block east of 35 MPH sign I went back later to survey the area again, and there he was getting somebody else. Went by a little later, and he had another.
LOCAL traffic officers are positioned behind overpasses on CA 99. State highway traffic enforcement is usually the domaine of CHP. Officer observed using RADAR as opposed to LIDAR in high traffic density location.
CHP hides on the west side of large dirt mound/hill. You can see him when going east towards 41, but coming from 41 you won’t see him at all until you pass by and he’s behind you. It’s where the bumps in the road are the worst, by the orchard.
CHP parks on any of the dirt roads in the pistachio orchard, or under a shady tree on the shoulder of 21 with radar. You can’t see him in the shade until his radar already got you. Also parks on 28-1/2, north side of 21, with radar pointing at the 21/28-1/2 intersection. You can see him once you pass the last house on the right going westbound… but coming from the east you don’t stand a chance with the orchard blocking your view.