Carbondale, Illinois Speed Traps
Early morning hours between 6am-830am to get working public on the way to work. One car hides on the east side of a bldg as east bound traffic comes by on a way east bound street. ..300 blk e walnut
Carbondale police are parking in the entry drive of the Furniture King which is on the frontage road on the south side of 13. There is a wooded area that blocks the view to the south until it opens up near the businesses along the frontage Road. When they clock someone speeding they drive through ditch between between the frontage road and route 13 to make the stop. They got two this morning. End of the month quota time for the Carbondale police.
Carbondale police frequently radar along this stretch of eastbound Hwy 13 between Marion St. and Wall St. just east of the railroad tracks. Traffic is often congested just west of here and it tends to "open up" around this spot where motorists tend to drive faster. It is still 35 MPH through here, they’ll get you if you even barely exceed that.
While driving North on 51 past the downtown area, and just past the U-Haul dealership and across the street from the Southern Illinoisian offices, there is a used car lot that the police cars sit behind. The speed limit is 30 miles an hour though there is a sign just a few yards past that reads 45. That speed limit does not start until the sign, though most will assume they are in the clear to accelerate t 45. This is where the cops get people.
Right as the road passes by the college dorms, the speed limit drops from 40 mph to 30 mph. There is a large parking lot nearby, and during periods that the local college, Southern Illinois University, is active, there is usually a cop car waiting in the parking lot.