Vernon, Connecticut Speed Traps
Trap is set up by hardware store and coffee shop every day and eveinings. There are traffic stops here every day according to local police blotter. Some cruisers are also equipped with new registration/plate checks that determine valid registration. they are small devices mounted on the spotligts by drivers door. This is also a dui checkpoint during holidays.
police sit hundreds of yards back in park often not seen until too late.sudden speed limit change. also around the corner from this at local vfw club on west rd. just past intersection. another area where speed limit changes from aroud 35-40 and drops to 25
Police sit at multiple loctions on this 4 lane rd. its a heavy traffic area and worse on weekday rush hour times. traps range from hidden locations to large lots set back from the road.I see frequent stops and cars being towed on the stretch from loveland hill to vernon center. this is also a location where DUI checkpoints are used throughout the year. heavy traffic and numerous traffic lights. It is a state rd. but always monitered by VPD. Big revenue generator. Multiple traps at the same time on busy days. many hiding places!
On weekdays durring school hours, VPD sits in the middle school parking lot. the speed limit drops from 35 to 25 because of the school zone.
They sit on the right hand side as you are headed east towards Hartford. usually 2 or 3 sitting there at a time, right as you get to the top of the hill right before exit 66. they are using Radar and laser, be careful around this area