San Jose, California Speed Traps
Motorcycle patrol parked on sidewalk or driveways of side streets: New Jersey Ave, Taper Ave, and other concealed side streets.
See those new homes on the hillside of Yerba Buena near the 101 Exit? To get there, you need to make a turn onto a steep ramp from Yerba Buena, where a CHP/SJPD car waits for speeders and red light runners passing through Yerba Buena/Highway 101-N intersection. Cops make their presence about 1-2x a month.
Police sit under the Almaden overpass in the early AM hours waiting for people speeding down Hillsdale. Speed is 40MPH, but its easy to get up to 50 or 60 and not ever know it.
A variety of SJPD-cop cars and motorcycles alike-are waiting for you at the parking lot facing Almaden Expressway near Barnes and Noble. They, at least five of them, track down drivers who speed at the 45 zone and importantly, those who turn right to Almaden from Plaza Way (street before Almaden). There is a "No Right Turn on Red" sign, and many drivers violate that law. Multiple cops suddenly run to the middle of the street to waive and pull you over. When I came, there was 3 cars pulled over next to the cop zone, including one right in front of mines. It’s pretty horrible.
when the high school nearby is out (about 2-3pm), probably 1-2x a month, SJPD motorcycle cops pull over in various streets between White and Ruby and officers are using LIDAR to detect your speed. many people that drive through the one-mile hill stretch tend to drive 45+. one day, i was going down aborn (40 zone) and at the townhouse place next to lucky’s, a motorcycle with sirens on came out and pulled over a car next to me, another cop has already stopped a vehicle at the other side of Aborn, and the third cop was still flashing his LIDAR gun, ready to catch a speeder. and so do yourself a favor and please slow down to about 35-40.