San Luis Obispo, California Speed Traps
Rural stretch with lots of curves and hills to hide CHP. Two lane road with 55mph speed limit, though most folks go 60-65. CHP used to sit behind brush E side of culvert just S of Islay Hill until property owner or county trimmed bushes. Now CHP cruises entire stretch of Orcutt at random daylight hours, using on-board radar to track cars from either direction. Hills and curves allow little or no warning. Just put cruise control on 55 and enjoy the drive.
Tank Farm Road ("east and west bound) east of So. Higuera as you cross the from the City of SLO to the County of SLO. The speed limit changes as you cross the City/County limit.
Northbound 101 coming from Pismo Beach (aka Shell Beach) watch your downhill speed after cresting what is left of the old Ontario Grade. The CHP sits back on the long northbound onramp catching accelerating downhill cars heading for San Luis. This is just before you reach the San Luis Bay Drive overpass which is where they park on top of another northbound onramp. I got a ticket while borrowing a pickup truck whose seat belt wouldn’t buckle. I wasn’t speeding so I refused to pull over until the next offramp onto So. Higher St. The shoulder is too narrow on this stretch of 101.
Motorcycle cop sits obscured by fence and foliage in a driveway of an apartment bldg. on the south side of Foothill, and he gets you before you ever see him
Northbound Hwy 1 after second Cuesta College traffic light, the road goes up and over a hill – Highway Patrol will sit at the base of the hill just around a bend in the road. When you see him it is too late. Also, northbound Hwy 1 between Canet Road and San Bernardo Creek Road, Highway Patrol sits hidden just after crest in hill – the radar is on you before you can get off the gas pedal.