Elburn, Illinois Speed Traps
Coming into Elburn on route 47 from the north or south the speed limit drops from 55 MPH to 25 MPH in short order. Police wait in a school parking lot just over the hill coming south or over the tracks heading north. The police are not friendly.
Well, the low-down – – Elburn police have a new one they hiding in John Deere dealership at night. Cars going north, there is no way they can see them, going south, if you are looking, they hiding behind the John Deere equipment.
Do yourself a favor and avoid the town of Elburn. The Elburn police are the most unprofessional, unhappy and bored cops I have ever seen. Just to highlight a few points. Speed fluctuations coming off highway are on purpose! It reduces from 55mph to 35mph very rapidly. They play games to get unsuspecting people. I have reported their practices to the State of Illinois. Hopefully somebody can clean this up because people are tired of the harassment. They also ticket daily at the Metra prking lot because they have a very TRICKY system to pay daily fee. Trust me, unsuspecting people miss everyday and must pay $80 dollar fines for the missed $1.25 parking fee. All they need is a LARGE sign when you enter lot, or even a gate. They will not do this because they love collecting money from otherwise honest people. It is a scam! Elburn is not a town I will spend another penny in. Local officials have ruined the town.
Entire road system is heavily patroled by over zealous and very militant police department. Rapidly changing speed limits from 55 MPH to 25 MPH offers law enforcement much better than average chance of trapping unaware motorists. It is very obvious that revenue generation in this sleepy little town is far more important than traffic safety or honorable reputation.
Police sit all along main street in town and near rt 38. Watch your speed it’s 35 mph till you hit town than it’s 25 mph