Santa Barbara, California Speed Traps
Motorcycle police with radar/laser guns regularly set up traps on the southwest side to catch those heading southeast along APS. Traps are east of the Moreno stop sign, where the road splits. Usually sighted weekdays during the morning commute hours.
Motorcycle cop often watches eastbound downhill traffic during morning commute. Very steep grade…easy to speed above 40 MPH.
CHP with Radar Gun sitting at the base of the hill below BailardAve. overpass or on the onramp above. After you finish climbimg the hill coming from La Conchita beach area, passing slower cars up the hill and the lanes merge from 3 to 2… Boom there they are @ all hours.. Also on Bates Rd. and Ojai/Lake casitas onramps.
Motorcycle officers often wait hidden with radar in the small parking lot that feeds into Cabrillo at the stop light in front of Chase Palm Park. In this area the speed drops from 40 to 25 when children are present (playground). Motorists not paying adequate attention are highly prone to missing this alert for abrupt decrease in speed, thus bringing about a very pricey ticket. Cops are usually only present here during playground hours, and most noticeably around lunch time. The straight-away stretches located on Cabrillo, particularly the area between the bird refuge and Stearns Wharf, are also places to keep a lookout for officers.
On Cliff Drive between Meigs and CC… always in a driveway with radar.