Fountain, Colorado Speed Traps
Fountain Police sites in Safeway parking lot to see if you sop @ the Stop sign by Carls Junior Hamburger.
The Fountain Police and the Sherrif department patrol this road almost every day. Several times a week they will be parked in one of many hiding places, or several of them will be parked in many of the hiding places. Common ones are in the church parking lot almost directly across from Jimmy Camp Rd and Link Rd intersection, the parking lot for the city school bus shop at Link Rd. and Old Pueblo Rd, in the bushes hidden on a curve in Link Rd. near the intersection with Falling Star Rd., near Circle C Rd, and really anywhere else they can find to hide along the road.
Fountain police,El paso County Sheriff’s Dept.and ocassionally the Colorado Highway patrol all cover this area.The main east- west throughfair between Powers Blvd and I-25.If you are traveling west on mesa ridge pkwy,you will drop off of the hill and find a unit parked in the median.when you see them,its generally to late to slow down.Heading east,they typically park on the service road adjacent to the fotball field at mesa ridge HS.
The City of Fountain appears to be targeting vehicle enforcement as a means to gain revenue. Speed limits in my opinion are overly cautious. As an example, Link road for almost a mile from the intersection at South Pueblo has open fields on both sides with good visibility. The speed limit is 30 MPH. Enforcement at the beginning of the month is limited. From the middle of each month the enforcement is extreme, such that often 3 cars can be seen radaring traffic from the intersection of South Pueblo Road and Link road to the City Offices which is only a distance of about two miles. Police like to monitor traffic from the parking lot of the School District 8 services building which provides a good view of both South Pueblo Road and Link Road. Another Location that police can be expected is the parking lot of the Church which is located south of Link Road just east of the indicated intersection. Both locations are unobtrusive and provide cover in this wide open area. Police, in my experience, are professional but aggressive, intimidating, and unfriendly.
The Colorado State Patrol will set up a cruiser on the northbound on ramp and have a trooper sit on the overpass with the radar and then they signal to the trooper waiting to jump on the freeway and get ya. My advice is to always slow down as you pass undereath these bridges.