South Lake Tahoe, California Speed Traps
The CHP will pull you over anywhere between Highway 50 and Al Tahoe Blvd. The speed limit ranges from 40 to 50 to 35. Do not exceed the speed limit by more than 5 mph. They specifically like to ticket on Friday nights, when all the tourists are arriving for the weekend.
This will take place in the summer months on Sundays in the afternoon. One CHP vehicle will be stationed at the bottom of the passing lane as three to four CHP units will be further down the road to intercept the vehicle that are called in on the radio by the CHP stationed at the bottom of the passing lane. They don’t bother with anyone doing 5 to 10 or even 15 miles an hour over the posted 55 miles an hour sign as they are going for those who are doing over seventy mph. This passing lane is down hill and 55 mph is a safe speed for this dangerous busy mountainous road and so the CHP is trying to save some lives but you can get away with 60 mph, any faster calls for a disaster in winter.
Highway 89 between Camp Richardson and the "Y" intersection of Highway 50. There’s not a day I will not see the CHP parked somewhere in this corridor. The speed limit is 35 MPH and they use the radar on you coming in both directions.
The Highway Patrol sits off the side of the highway waiting for cars coming down the mountain heading towards Meyers, CA. Prior to that point, the speed limit is 55 mph or 60mph and drops down to 40mph rather quickly. You need to pay attention because those signs seem to change abruptly. The Highway Patrol works that area in teams of two or three–day and night. I got a ticket at 10:30 at night with a limited amount of cars on the road.. When I got the red light I saw two other cars already pulled over ahead of me. Expensive tickets!