Aurora, Colorado Speed Traps
The police hide in people’s yard behind trees at bottom of a steep grade and come running out with a card board sign saying stop. The speed limit is 25 MPH and is close to Dartmouth youth center.
On a clear, wide stretch of Colfax Ave., with good visibility, roomy shoulders and few turnoff locations, the speed limit is posted at 35MPH. If this doesn’t seem too low, compare it to cross streets posted at 40MPH or above. Also, compare it to a narrower, much more congested stretch of Colfax farther east, which is also posted at 40MPH. Go figure.
Not surprisingly, the city seems to have plenty of its radar-equipped motor officers patrolling this 35MPH zone, and they appear to do quite a bit of business.
For anyone driving east or west through metropolitan Denver, the I-70 business loop (including this stretch) is awfully long anyway, and I’d suggest that the best way to see Aurora is from the Interstate itself, where the easier challenge is to stay in line with the speed limits up there, which vary between 55 and 75. At least you can put your cruise control to good work!
The speed limit is only 30 mph. in a wide open spot ( nothing on one side except fence for I 225). Many similar streets in Aurora are posted at 45 mph. ! ( think Havana in front of Costco). The cop actually apologized for the fact that the speed limit was so low ! ………….and then wrote the ticket anyway.
Either direction: They sit between the yellow lines just north of Chenango Ave where you can’t see them til it’s too late; as you come around either of the big turns they get you. I see them more during afternoon & evening rush hour.
Either direction: They sit between the yellow lines in the tree shadows of the late afternoon sun between Progress Ave and Berry Dr. Also on the east side at the intersection of Progress just before the big turn they’ll get you.
police hide in the access road to the homes just north of the LIBRARY on the southbound lanes… he will get you