Lawrence, Indiana Speed Traps
Police hide inside the boy scout camp entrance standing behind bushes and use radar to catch people coasting down the steep hill.
For some reason the speed limit here is only 25 mph. Motorcycle cops wait on the side streets on sunny days for unsuspecting Southbound victims to speed up after leaving the school zone in front of Oaklandon Elementary and crossing the railroad tracks by the play park. You assume you can resume a normal speed but they will nail you for anything over 30 mph!
Lawrence P.D. like to back into the closed business on both sides of 56th St. and run radar also look for ANY infractions. Watch out especially on the North side of the street in either the Charter One Bank and/or the Coffee & Sandwich shop.
Lawrence P.D. likes to sit in Esquire Plaza Shopping Center (South side of the street) and run radar and also just observe for ANY infractions of the traffic moving on Pendleton Pike (S.R. 67). ALSO watch for them further East on Pendleton Pike (S.R. 67) backed into the Bait Shop (South side of street).
Those of you familiar with this area will recognize this is where old Fort Ben used to be. When there were platoons of troops running around, 35 was a reasonable speed. Well, since Fort Ben closed the speed limits have not been raised to reflect the change in road conditions. 56th street is a well maintained 4-lane divided street. There are not enough entrances to the street to justify this 35mph speed limit. Prevailing speeds are likely in the 50-55 range. 60 is not uncommon for those in the 90th or 95th percentile. The good news is it isn’t rigorously enforced. Watch the few side streets and businesses for police activity from Pendleton Pike to I-465.