Longmont, Colorado Speed Traps
Cop sits on 5th Ave at Pace St. and clocks those coming over the hill Southbound.
A rural road has now become a bypass to Longmont. Homeowners who once enjoyed the rural life are experiencing high volumes of traffic. They are mad at the volume, not the speeding. Homeowners call the police. The trap is located 1/2 mile South of Highway 66 on County Road 1. The speed limit is 35. Most folks are going 45 to 50.
coming from east, about 1 – 1 1/2 mile before Main Street, there is a bridge. At 10:15 am, there was the following setup:
– cop hides behind bridge pillar with radar/laser gun, measures speed and communicates it by radio
– about 200 yards west, there was an unmarked burgundy car – a police vehicle with police lights barely visible through rear window
– about 200 yards further west, there was a regular police car with lights blinking
The cop coming out from behind the bridge pillar was very hard to see.
State Troopers sit in the driveway’s of the homes here. They park all of the cars and stand on the shoulder in a pack with a handheld radar/laser gun. The troopers will hit you before you know it and then just wave you in. Usually they have 3 to 4 cars stopped at a time. The speed limit is 35 but the signs are hard to see so watch out. The Troopers are not hiding, but watch out because it is hard to see them until you have already been caught. I have been hit twice and plan on staying away from there until something else is done with the speed.
I recently noticed two new state police vihicles pulling motorists over; a dark silver (the same shade of silver as is on their cruisers) and a dark blue, either Ford or Chevy (I don’t recall which one) 4X4 pickup with no markings.