Ventura, California Speed Traps
Cop sits on the Kimbal east bound on ramp and waits, or sits on side of freeway OR on the other side of the guardrail where it splits. There are several bikes and at least one car.
Telegraph Road between Mills and Victoria is a tough stretch for anyone speeding, even a few miles above the 40-45 limit. For starters, from the West, at Telegraph and Mills is Anacapa Middle School. Ventura PD cycle will sit just down the street between Mills and Ashwood. Numerous small businesses offer ample driveways to wait and pounce. City PD cycle cop will then resume coverage around Day Road, waiting in the parking lot of the old Mound School site just east of Day Road. Then easily blends in further east waiting next door to the fire station on Telegraph just off Victoria. Frequently he will park on the sidewalk at the gas station on that corner.
Then there is the added issue of Telegraph next to Ventura College. The college police take it on as a personal mission to patrol this stretch og Telegraph, blending in with the college student cars parked paralell on this stretch and in the tennis parking lot facing Telegraph. Beware. They also "patrol" the surrounding neighborhood and the Longs parking lot area on Telegraph/Ashwood.
Finally, the stretch between Mills and Victoria on Telegraph is the common route between county Jail/Government Center and the county Hospital up on Loma Vista. Constant multi-agency law enforcement vehicles travel this stretch day and night. And yes, the state park police, county sheriff or an unmarked cop will pull you over and cite you.
I used to work in the oil fileds above the Rincon. I used to watch up to 10 CHP cars sitting on the beach front road below. When the airplane above would radio down the make, color and model of the car going Southbound on the 101, one of the cars would head up the on ramp and pull them over. I have seen 7 cars pulled over by varying units at once. it is really an amazing thing to see- they nail everybody! Just slow down past La Conchita until you get near Main Street off ramp and you’ll be OK.
Officer likes to hide out on his motorcycle around the bowling alley or behind parked cars on various side streets….look out….he has no heart.
All the way along lower Dean Drive in Ventura City the speed limit is 25 because it’s residentail but it’s a long straight street and people consistantly drive faster. Motorcycle cops (mostly) will hide behind cars or on side streets and laser and radar cars driving by.