Rockford, Illinois Speed Traps
Police will park on Pelham and check for speeders on Parkview. 30 MPH and a steep hill make it easy for police to ticket here.
The newer Perryville Road extension that leads North from the Riverside Blvd intersection up towards Rt. 173 alongside Rock Cut State Park. It’s a 4 lane highway with a median, and is posted at 45 mph. This seems way too slow, and Northbound it is downhill, so you tend to speed up anyway heading toward the Rt 173 intersection. Sometimes Patrol cars will sit in the Rock Cut entrance “Beaming” Northbound traffic, and other times they are hiding up by Harlem. I have not seen Southbound traffic stopped, but watch out Nothbound..most cars are going at least 10 mph above the posted limit. Good pickings for cops…esp at night.
N. Main St. in Rockford, IL, is one bad speed trap. This is a main road into and out of town on the north side. There is a major interscetion (Riverside Blvd) where they sit on the north bound lanes with one police car shooting radar.
From the time you enter Illinois from Wisconsin until you get through Rockford it is all marked 45 MPH
Speed trap is along Sinnissippi Gardens traveling south along N 2nd St. Officer commonly sits in car at North entrance to gardens (42.285628,-89.065497) or next to overhead light pole just past the entrance (42.284160, -89.067010). At the light pole location, officer commonly stands behind light pole staying partially hidden as he clocks you. Trees also block the sight of the location until you are approx. 100-200 feet from the location. Patrol Cars will be waiting in the South entrance of the gardens (42.281500, -89.072509) to observe offenders trying to turn onto Ethel Ave, Cosper Ave, and to catch offenders before they reach Y Blvd (42.277711, -89.079095).
Rockford Police have worked this trap in all parts of the day between 7 AM and 5 PM.