Moscow, Idaho Speed Traps
State and County law enforcement often sit on north side of Highway waiting. It’s a 45mph zone, but catches people coming into town just off of a 55mph zone and catches people leaving town speeding up. The setting is very rural so it appears to be out in the country. The angle of the highway makes the awaiting law enforcement vehicle almost undetectable until it’s too late.
Driver’s entering Moscow from the south decend Main Street or Hwy95 after passing the A@W restaurant. There is a Forest Service research station on the west side of the road where officer’s will park or officers will sit across from the Forest Service research station at the entrance to a small trailer court. The speed limit drops from 35mph to 25mph which is a crawl going down this hill coming into Moscow. This is what Moscow Police Officers call the "Honey Pot" because they are very successful in meeting their ticket quotas at this location.
Mountain View Road is a main arterial with a posted speed limit of 35 mph except for the school zone around the junior high school. There is a chain link fence around the school grounds and this is not an elementary school. The posted speed limit is 15 mph. Most schools in other cities have speed limits of 20 mph or more.
South of town in the 35 MPH speed zone. City police will set up across from the John Deer dealership. The highway drops down from a hill and it’s easy to exceed the 35 MPH limit if you aren’t careful. Also, heading north into town from 95, a city car will often be located across from the A&W in a vacant lot where the speed drops from 35 to 25 MPH. The east-west bound Pullman-Moscow highway is frequently patrolled as well, with speed drops from 45 MPH, to 35 to 25 MPH coming into Moscow from Pullman. Campus roads are also good radar set-up around the Kibbe Dome west of campus.