Running Springs, California Speed Traps
Just as you enter the Running Springs area the speed limit drops to 35 MPH. The CHP hang out at the 76 station and get folks coming up the hill that don’t change speeds from 55 down to 35.
You just started up the mountain and you’ve gone through some turns. You’ll come around a corner and the first passing lane is there. You GUN it to pass the idiot in the RV that won’t get over. Little do you know there’s a CHP about 1/2 a mile in front of you on the left side of the highway near the Ranger station running KA Radar instant on or Constant radar. By the time you see him it will be too late.. he’s been reading your speed since you first rounded the corner. If you have a valentine one you will be safe here…keep it at 60 up the hill and you’ll have time to brake
Heading up the mountain, as you enter the town the speed limit drops from 55 to 30 mph, then increases through town to 40. Many drivers know about the 40, but the short 30 section is used by local CHP to write many tickets.
Watch your speed in this area; it’s easy to speed in this area, and law enforcement knows it.
Going north on Hwy 330 about three miles off Highland Ave, CHP cars sit right above where the highway merges from two lanes into one. The state Forestry parking lot affords the CHP a raised area in which to see the on coming traffic which usually is in a passing mode trying to go around cars that will not pull over to let others pass. The CHP knowing the situation sit and wait turning on the radar gun at the last moment guaranteeing a violation since one is trying to pass in time to avoid the merging of the two lanes. Nailed me (had my radar detector on)but wrote me up for 80+mph when I was doing 70 tops in a 55 mph zone. Plead my case of attempting the passing a truck who sped up when I tried to get around him, but to no avail. Officer was rude and non-receptive, cutting me off twice during my explanation. This goes on in this location a lot including the morning rush!
PS: Plead not guilty and officer FTA in court.