Chicago, Illinois Speed Traps
Washington Street near Geneva Road
Marked and unmarked units sit in driveway of park along south side of roadway and target motorists coming eastbound from IL59. Common sight is a blue or black unmarked Crown Vic pulling over those who can’t maintain the 35 mph limit coming down the hill. Marked units seem to use the driveway for breaks/paperwork…it’s the unmarked units that get all the action. The West Chicago city limits are just beyond the park driveway, so it’s their last chance to nail people. The police were pulling so many people over on this busy street that a local resident erected a "Private Drive" sign to deter the police from executing their traffic stops in their driveway.
US Highway 94 W
Before the Waukegan/94 split (after the exit for Lake Ave.) there’s a huge stretch of land that a lot of people like to speed. But the past few times I’ve been on it, I’ve seen a red Mustang that’s a state trooper. Didn’t really care for it until I glanced over one time and saw the car speed by on the shoulder with it’s lights flashing and going crazy. It’s only hectic from the Lake Ave. exit up till the split.
US Highway 94 W near Addison Exit
After the off ramp for the Addison exit, there is usually a white Impala that sits on the inside of the curve. I was following my friends home from downtown one night and he was speeding a bit and he got nailed. The car is usually there on a common basis.
Washington Street near State Route 59
Eastbound on Washington Street, coming down the hill just past the cemetary the city police sit at the park entrance and check your speed coming down the hill. Posted at 35, prevailing is 40-45.
65th Street near Cicero Avenue
All along 65th Street but specifically between Harlem and Cicero there are usually 2-3 marked police cars parked in the spaces between the factories that line 65th. Due to the sharp corners you usually will not be able to see these cars until you are perpedicular to them.