Chicago, Illinois Speed Traps
A marked squad sits betweenwhat i believe is a bridge house and a park district in a small alley that divides the two. Lighting is very dim and their lights are off. They clock people traveling westbound in Irving Park Road. Let me tell you they aren’t the nicest officers around. The ones i’ve had a run in with were very surly and rude. Iwas one of the lucky ones i just had a brakelight out.
I-55 at Cicero Avenue, either under the bridges in the center shoulder or by the off-ramps (at night).
Illinois State Troopers are now starting to hide in either the North/East- or Southbound lanes. They lay in wait for an unsuspecting Victim at night (usually after like 12AM when traffic is light) with all their lights off and the radar on. You’ll only see them when you get right on them if you’re in the right-hand lane…and by then, it’s too late. I work at the Sprint PCS call center on Route 53 in Bolingbrook, and it seems that the Illinois State Troopers are starting to adapt this new stragety even further out from Chicago.
Whenever you are on Lake Shore Drive, be careful because Chicago Police Department is out in force. They have many, many hiding places like center median blind spots (like when you come down over the overpasses), off ramps, and even they hide along the lake front in the parks where you can’t see them at all. Plus it seems that one car will hide and radio ahead to another down the road. Use caution on Lake Shore Drive. Seen Locations: 39th Street/Oakwood Blvd; 55th Street around the Museum of Science and Industry; Right off 12th Street (Roosevelt Road) right by the Field Museum of Natural History; Right off of Grand Avenue at the Navy Pier offramp; the Fullerton Avenue and Belmont Avenue offramps (to catch the party-goers on the weekend).
As you leave downtown headed South passing Soldier Field to your left, you approach a small hill. On the other side of that hill its common for Smokey to be waiting with radar focused. If caught, you’re only hope is to bank hard to the right side of Lake Shore Drive and to attempt to exit on onto the I55 entrance ramp. Even if you are still pulled, your argument in court can be you were accelerating in preparation of entering I55.
Speed limit (35mph) is well below the average speed of traffic, by about 10-15mph.