Pasadena, California Speed Traps
The motorcycle boys are out at least every other week to make sure we don’t speed our way onto or off of the 110 (Pasadena Freeway) in the morning. Careful, for northbound traffic they love to hide in the Sizzler Driveway just above Fillmore. Southbound hideout is in that last parking lot driveway before the freeway begins so you could be getting close to 50!
I happen to live nearby and watch policemen park on the west side of Alpine like a cat waiting for prey, so remember the STOP Sign!
I got lasered today by a Pasadena cop standing between two parked cars using a handheld. I didn’t get stopped. Either, I was: 1) not going all that fast; 2) he didn’t get a decent reading off my weathered headlights (this, apparently, is a common target for lasers), or; 3) I’ll be getting an unwelcome "surprise" in the mail.
Lida Street from Linda Vista up to Art Center College of Design. Watch for police on motorcycles in driveways watching traffic in both directions. Mostly in the A.M. before classes start and in the early afternoon. Watch for on coming motorist flashing their headlights to warn of the up coming speed trap. Speed limit is 25 until you get close to Art Center then it is posted 30.
Not really a speed trap, it is a no-left turn trap. Left turns are prohibited from southbound Hill onto eastbound San Pasqual between 4 and 6 PM. For some reason people (including myself) regularly space out this not-to-prominent sign.
A few times a week there will be two or three motorcycle policemen waiting there for you, waving you over for your ticket. The sign does not register with one person after the other and they all get $350 tickets.
Clearly there is a problem with the signage because normal people just don’t break the law that much. They should probably have a flashing light on the sign during the effective hours but then of course they would not rake in the fines.