Sonora, California Speed Traps
Speed limit begins at 45, increases to 50 for the passing lane. It’s a long passing lane, but a very short chokedown point (merge). Cop sits in the shadows on the ther side of 55mph sign and shoots back into merger point of passing lane. Very profitable spot, as most people speed up just before the merge.
Leaving Sonora downtown on Hwy 49 heading north, you go down a small hill and curve to the right. It is easy to pick up speed, especially since it feels like you are leaving the commercial area. But the speed limit is still 25 mph there. Sonora police will park at the bottom. By the time you see the patrol car, it’s too late.
CHP sits beneath a tree at the third crossover on left. The location is above the highway, so you cannot see them until you have passed. Speed limit 65mph.
Traveling southbound on hwy 49 coming down the hill into sonora the speed limit is 45 mph at the top of the hill and 25 mph at the bottom in less than a quarter mile. Heavily enforced at 3 am. During the day a school zone for the 25 mph speed zone.
Heading into town (from Soulsbyville) on Hwy 108