Mount Shasta, California Speed Traps
2-3 miles North of Mount Shasta, Southbound traffic crests the Black Butte summit. 1.5 miles later, the Abrams Lake Road exit and overpass provide an on-ramp the CHP like and a brushy median to hide in – both 1/2 mile before and 1/2 mile after the Audobon overpass. Beware – the long, straight downhill stretch is often travelled at 75-85 mph by traffic flow. CHP won’t tolerate anything over 70 here (Limit is only 65 mph), so slow down and keep your radar detector on.
At the bottom of a steep downgrade on I-5 (both Northbound and Southbound), just 0.5-0.7 miles north of the state Highway 89 interchange. CHP park in the median hidden by brush from the southbound cars and by the overpass of a local street from northbound cars. Radar ON, they will cherry-pick any cars travelling over 70 mph (speed limit is 65 mph here). Both northbound and southbound traffic at risk, I see them here – and tickets being written – every day.
The trap" really extends from Abrams to the south Mount Shasta ramp. CHP gets the north bound folks between the South Mount Shasta/89 interchange and the Lake St exit. "
The CHP sits hidden on the southbound ramp coming down from Abrams Lake Rd. targeting southbound I-5. It’s a straight downhill stretch after curves and climbing, so people tend to not notice how fast they are suddenly going.
I-5 Between Mount Shasta and Weed has several treed areas in median of freeway. CHP sits hidden in these areas with radar on. They also use a White Camaro.