Peoria, Illinois Speed Traps
As you cross Sterling going West on Forrest Hill the police sit over in the shopping plaza’s on either side of the road. As you cross the intersection the speed limit drops from 40 mph to 30 mph with no posting of the new speed limit til after you have passed their radar trap. If you turn off of Sterling you are on a 45 mpm speed limit. So from which ever way you are coming the speed limit changes with absolutely no warning and the speed limit is ten mph lower than mornal for the area. They usually stop you and say do you know how fast you were going if you say no they will give you a ticket and tell you you were going 40 mph which is most likely correct as you had not come to the speed sign letting you know of the chnage in speed limit. They are there the last week of every month.
Same officer every morning usually in unmarked car. Between the hours of 8am-9am have seen though out the day as well. He sits in the middle of the lanes and gets people coming down the hills on either side. Its a perfect blind spot you can’t see him until it’s too late!
30 mph zone, but it’s two lanes in both directions with no parking on either side. It feels as though the speed limit could easily be 45, but you better stay near 30, or you’ll be given a ticket. Few warning tickets are handed out.
Police cars hide beside buildings that are close to the road in a stretch of Rt 8 from I-74 to just east of Rosedale. This area is 4-lane and posted limit is 35mph. This area is heavily patrolled. Number of times I’ve seen them hiding is quite variable from 0 to nearly every day some weeks.
Noticed a recent increase of City Police sitting in the nook outside the colorful building across War Mem/150 from Goodwill and Journal Star building trapping cars going East down the hill there – it is impossible to go the speed limit there without riding your brakes – and flow of traffic moves along – have gotten a ticket there myself and noticed people pulled over on or after bridge several times in the last couple weeks, and there has been a Cop sitting there many times in last couple weeks too.