Loveland, Colorado Speed Traps
On Highway 34 between Loveland and Big Thompson Canyon there is about .1 mile of highway that is 50 mph going east and 35 going west. The 35 is to slow down for Big Thompson Canyon but far ahead of the canyon. The partol set looking at a 50 mph sign, for east bound traffic, with radar pointing east to catch west bound traffic in 35 mph zone. I am told by locals that this is to catch tourist since they will not be around in 2 weeks to go to court. The officer also stresses that if you go to court it will cost an extra $19 for court cost and 2 extra points on your license. I also heard it is call a fishing pond to fish for out of state cars. I feel this was set up as a speed trap for the Larimer County to make money on tourist.
Going north on Taft just south of 29th a motorcycle officer will be in the shoulder of the right turn lane (to turn east on 29th). Very hard to see, but is in plain sight once you notice him.
When on patrol, the police are almost always parked on the West side of N. Wilson Ave., enforcing traffic coming Southbound on N. Wilson. This location is South of W. Eisenhower (East/West road Hwy 34) by about 3/10 mile. The Trap is situated at the start of a downhill grade — it’s almost impossible to see the police car until "it’s too late!" The police car will either be in a parking area used for the Bike Trails, or just north on W. 8th St.