Alamosa, Colorado Speed Traps

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Alamosa as you’re entering downtown from heading East Hwy160

Alamosa, ColoradoMar 16, 20110 Comments

As you are entering Alamosa headed east on Hwy 160, the speed limit drops to 25 mph. The speed limit is strictly enforced and the cops generally hide between the buildings just before Sonic Drive-in. They write tickets for anything over 25mph and the fines are steep.

Beside the Comfort Inn on Highway 160.

Alamosa, ColoradoOct 04, 20100 Comments

2 motorcycle State Patrol officers park beside the Comfort Inn and radar traffice mostly coming from the West, Eastbound.

Intersection of Routes 17 and 160

Alamosa, ColoradoAug 26, 20100 Comments

17 South has a stop where it merges with 160 West. The stop is marked by two signs, one oversize and another of normal size about 30 feet beyond the first. Many motorists who stop for the large sign then crane their necks to the left to look for a break in westbound traffic on 160, in order to merge into it. They then roll unwittingly through the second stop sign a few feet further on, and the Alamosa County Sheriff sometimes stakes out that intersection for several days at a time, writing hundreds of summonses. Not a "speed trap" strictly speaking, but just as costly.

State Highway 160 near Main Street Downtown

Alamosa, ColoradoMar 27, 20061 Comments

Colorado State Hwy 160 runs through downtown Alamosa. The Alamosa city police park around the Safeway grocery store and stop anyone going over just a few MPH over the speed limit. The Colorado State Patrol also take part in these traps along side the city police. You can see how many tickets are written by reading the local newspaper. They not only target the local population, but especially out of state tags.

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