Manhattan Beach, California Speed Traps
Motorcycle cop sits behind shrubbery at Peck. Speed limit is 35. The ticket I received was way out of line. The cop told me I was doing at least 59, but he would only write me up for the minor violation of under 15 mph over the limit. By the way, this cop said that he had my reading from the top of the hill which is at least 1000 feet away! The limit on this street was 45 for years and years but was reduced after the street was improved. This particular officer had a line about motorcycle cops and "zero tolerance" so everyone gets a ticket… This procedure was very routine for this guy. He never asked for my registration or insurance, never looked at me and went on about how I could do Traffic School online and it would be as if I never received the ticket. What a joke! I happened to notice as I was traveling down the hill on this street that the Suburban ahead of me was someone I knew from work and they were travelling much faster than me. Funny, I got the ticket! I haven’t had a ticket since 1985 which I told the cop — he could have cared less. Four people that I work with at Northrop-Grumman received tickets here also. Beware!
Limits lowered from 45 to 30, then up to 35. Eastbound has steep downhill, and you MUST ride your brakes to keep below 40.
The motorcycle cop will sit just as you go up and then down the hill on rosecrans. The speed limit is 35, but with the hill you could be easily be doing 45 and right as you see him your nailed.
The cop will hide out in in the Mira Costa HS parking lot. Many times it will be a car, sometimes a bike. He shoots radar at cars traveling North on Artesia.
Marine Ave. and Peck. Officer parks in a paralell street to Marine off of Peck and shoots traffic comeing down the hill heading east. I beleve this is posted as Manhattan Beach Blv. unless there is one there as well. I say this because the Manhattan Beach Blv. Speed trap is in the same location as the one on Marine… Between Sepulveda and Avation heading East. The side street is only visible for a few seconds. Im going to fight it.