Oakland, California Speed Traps
35th Ave is a 4-lane divided roadway. The posted speed limit above Hwy. 13 is 35 MPH but the speed limit changes to 30 MPH from Hwy 13 to MacArthur. Police hide between parked cars and in the shadow of trees waiting for downhill traffic on 35th Ave. with radar and motorcycles.
Single motorcycle unit positions himself between parked cars between LaSalle and Thornhill, then steps out to nab the scofflaws. He seems to work the location for two or three days at a time then moves somewhere else.
Oakland PD has new Lidar units are out enhancing revenue. 4 motorcycle units waiting at the bottom of a steep grade north of Joaquin Miller. I was ticketed along with at least ten other cars at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.
Upon coming around the blind turn paralle to Mills College, motorcyle officers sporadically use radar to stop drivers who are unaware. Upon getting around the turn, several cars are witnessed pulled over by motorcycle officers. The officers also hide on a side street, to avoid being detected by oncoming drivers.
The Northbound Highway 13 to Westbound Highway 24 connector passes below an overpass and Highway Patrol frequently park behind the cement wall that supports the overpass. You can’t see them until they clock you as you make a sweeping left turn. The speed limit is 45 mpg but it is easily taken at 65 mph and many go that fast. Another place they hide is on the same connector but on the right side just as the 13 to 24 connector merges into 24. The sound wall jogs back to the right side giving the Highway Patrol a great hiding place.