Piedmont, California Speed Traps
BEWARE of the school bus with the swinging arm stop sign. Whether you are on the same side or the opposite side, if that swinging stop sign arm is extended and flashing STOP, you must STOP and NOT PROCEED until the arm goes down. The Piedmont cops (who have nothing better to do apparently, than sit and pick off the guinea pigs who come through unawares) will grab you in a minute and guess how much bail is? SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY dollars. That’s right.
A short stretch of Grand Avenue travels through the City of Piedmont. This is exploited as most travelers being ticketed do not realize the level of enforcement in the City of Piedmont. Yet another source of income for the City of Piedmont and their abusive police department.
Continual enforcement as the speed limit is 25mph. Moraga avenue speed limit should be 35mph.
Anywhere along Highland Avenue. The maximum speed limit is 25mph. This city has way too many police and the city is funding hungry. Traffic tickets are a revenue source that is being exploited.
Police cars park in the entrance to Coaches Playfield and wait with a radar gun.
Take special care when traveling down Moraga from Montclair (or Highway 13) towards Oakland as it is especailly difficult to see them when traveling this direction, though it is also hard to see them coming the other direction as well.
Note also that all sections of Moraga are traps while traveling through Piedmont, and they sometimes shift their position to various side streets just before Highland Ave.