San Clemente, California Speed Traps
Despite there being 4 to 5 open lanes in each direction, they have a 55 mph speed limit. Until now, nobody has slowed down a bit but they have started enforcing it. I was ticketed for 71 mph despite the fact that almost everyone was going faster than me. For the CHP, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
Motorcycle cop with radar gun. Giving tickets for everything. Speeding, failing to stop at flashing red light, no front plate, etc…
The speed coming down a very steep hill is 25 and you have to brake at all times. A motorcycle radar guy sits at the bottom between two cars and writes tickets all day. I was written for 32 in a 25.
A motorcycle unit frequently parks in a grove of trees on the right side of Ave Pico with a radar gun to catch drivers who exceed the posted 45 mph speed limit for that area. This stretch of Pico is in an unpopulated area and is heading downhill toward San Clemente High School where the speed limit drops to 35 MPH (25 when children are present). It is very easy to inadvertently reach speeds of 50 – 55 while traveling down that hill toward the high school.
A patrol car sets on the dirt after exiting the Calafia exit. The radar gun is pointed toward cars who are speeding toward the San Diego area; cars begin to speed up at this point.