Santa Maria, California Speed Traps
Any section of roadway where there are curves or hills the whole way. Also, the CHP us radar in moving mode as well as stationary. Watch out!
Motorcycle radar in restaurant parking lot across from Santa Maria Inn hotel.
Police Radar waits just on other side of any of 9 rolling hills just south of the city. Set your trip-odometer to zero just as you cross over Main street on 101 southbound. Radar will be found at one of the the following mileages: 7.2, 8.3, 8.8, 10.4, 11.2, 12.4, 13.1, 14.3, 15.3. 9 sites in total. 3 police cars have been seen operating in this 8 mile streatch. One Officer told me that their enforcement was totally ineffective as far as speeding prevention goes, as the supply of speeders seems limitless, but it was great money for the city. If they REALLY were concerned about motorist safety, they would park their cars on the top of the hills where they would have a high visible presence, and the limitless supply of speeders would immediately comply with the speed limit, and the law would be "enforced." But the temptation to take money from passers-by at the expense of motorist safety is just too great for them to bear.
Two cops 1/2 block apart. It is a very wide road, safe to drive, wider than most of hwy 1, east and west bound two lane…