Boise, Idaho Speed Traps
Cops like to sit downhill in a pull out area and catch people coming from the landfill and Hidden Springs. The speed is posted at 40 mph but it is very easy to go 50 coming down. People going to and from the landfill loose a lot of trash as well so they may get you for littering as well. This is a real cash cow for ADA county.
Boise officers park in LDS church parking lot on the east side of the road, backed in against the south fence, facing north. They clock you going past them to the north (you can’t see them because of the wall), and coming at them to the south. Five Mile Rd. is four lanes plus a turn bay in here so folks tend to go over the 35 mph speed limit. The county mounties have been known to park about a 1/4 mile north of the church, backed into a dirt driveway on the east side of the road. They work this section a lot so beware.
The police usually sit on the right side of N Cole behind a fence across from Fairmont Middle school where the limit drops to 20MPH. Better do it. Realize this is a school zone but they catch drivers every day approaching it at speeds higher than 35 MPH prior to the flashing yellow light. My office is located down the road and I see 3-4 persons a week pulled over outside the school zone.
Motor cop sits on white police bike in what appears to be a small vacant private (!) parking lot aiming his laser gun at vehicles that have just crossed the bridge.
As you turn from Chinden Blvd. onto Curtis Road then turn right onto Ustick Rd. there is a hill where you tend to accelerate. Curtis Rd. is 35 mph, Ustick Rd. suddenly is 30 mph. Not only was I stopped [he said I was going 43] but another police car almost immediately pulled up behind him.. $75 ticket!