Evanston, Illinois Speed Traps
A motorcycle cop will wait on Grove Street. By the time you see him there is usually no time to slow down.
Be careful when traveling west on Gold Rd in Skokie on the border of City of Evanston, and the Village of Skokie. Usually late at night starting around 10:00pm their is an unmarked evanston squad car with a rader pointing east facing the west bound lanes. Be very careful. The unmarked car looks like any other car, until up close when it is to late. The unmarked squard is usually up close against Golf rd. in the entrance of a retirement home.
When making a turn right (east) northbound from Asbury onto Oakton drivers have only one or two seconds line-of-sight to the �school-zone� sign located on a pole just east of the intersection, and signs further down the street are hidden behind parkway trees until drivers are well past the usual location of the radar car, which is about a block east of Oakton.
I�m all in favor of obeying school speed restrictions, but if you make this turn you likely *will* be clueless about their presence, and as traffic on Oakton the rest of the day is normally moving well above the schools hours limit, the police can (and do) just sit there picking off drivers making this turn � this is an actual �speed trap�.
Police will be enforcing the 30 mph speed limit at the entrance of the Calvary Cemetry (on your right, going Northbound from Chicago), about midway between South Boulevard and Howard Street, once you enter Evanston city limit. If you go a couple miles over, it’s okay; but 40 mph will definitely get you a ticket.
Evanston police park on the north side of Howard street in between Kedzie and Western along with other cars to blend in. Usually after the 11pm to 5am hours. As drivers are driving eastbound on howard street on the Chicago side they sit with their radar and wait, or they turn it on when the see a car aproach. There are no posted signs of the speed limit on the Chicago side of Howard. Real sneeky!