Buffalo Grove, Illinois Speed Traps
Officer sits in the driveway of the office building for Angus (Chemical Company) behind the plants — not sure if they’re monitoring Eastbound traffic but they’re definitely monitoring Westbound traffic. They have even been known to have a van sitting near the walking bridge by the Des Plaines River just East of Milwaukee Ave. to act as look out and radio to the officer (as my husband will attest to).
Cops sit in every other couldisac waiting for people to speed down tomphson.
Arlington Heights Road is a four-lane thoroughfare with a 35 mph limit. In this section, however, it passes by two schools, and the cops appear to strictly enforce the 20 mph school-zone limit in both the morning and afternoon. Over by Cooper Jr High, I’ve seen the traffic brake from 35 down to 20-25, and the reason was that at least five or more cops had pulled individuals off to the side at the same time. Driver beware; Buffalo Grove is one of the strictest locales I’ve seen when it comes to enforcing the posted limits.
Between Milwaukee Road and Route 83, watch your speed. It is 2 lanes each direction, and the road is divided. Going west from Milwaukee Ave on Lake Cook Road, the road goes up a hill and overpass some train tracks. Watch out on the west side of this hill, Buffalo Grove will ticket you in a heart beat for 10 over the limit. No second chances.
I heard Buffalo Grove was one of the strictest in enforcing its speed limits, but I didn’t really believe it until I saw this. Arlington Heights Road is a four lane divided highway which already has a speed limit set too low at 35. In this section of road, however, are a high school, an elementary school, and a junior high, all within close proximity of each other. The 20 mph schooltime/temporary speed limit signs are posted as well. I was doing 35 until I saw everyone braking. There must’ve been at least five cruisers which pulled people over on the side. More often than not, the schooltime/temporary 20-limit signs can be ignored – but definitely not here. Watch out during the early morning and afternoon on school days.