Plainfield, Indiana Speed Traps
Plainfield Police are operating a revenue collection trap along Ronald Reagan Parkway between Stafford Road and Interstate 70. The highway is 4-6 lanes divided by a 10 foot concrete median, along with large breakdown lanes on either side, yet the posted speed limit is 40-45 mph, completely unreasonable for an area which contains no residential areas and only a smattering of brand new warehouse commercial traffic. I have been the victim of this trap twice in the last two weeks, after ten years of a clean record, and this speed trap is likely to cost me hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
I have lived in the Plainfield area my entire life, and by far the vast majority of traffic stops I see in Plainfield take place on this road (to the tune of 4-6 per week), despite the fact that motorists routinely exceed the posted limit on the main street through town, which DOES have heavy residential and business traffic, by 10 mph or more.
Just East of Perry is a small rise and the police like to sit on a small pulloff just on the other side of rise..unseen until too late
Interstate 70 between the Plainfield exit and Interstate 465 has been recently rebuilt, now having more lanes and exits. The speed changes from local Interstate (55 MPH) to rural (65 MPH) at the Marion and Hendricks county line. The speed limit signs are not near the county line marker and you can pass into the lower limit area and not know it. It is also confusing that exit/entrance ramps run beside Interstate 70 for long distances and their speed limits are varied but posted next to the Interstate lanes.
The Indiana State Police are resposible for this area. The newer unmarked cars (not just Crown Vics anymore) are various colors and have the emergency lights and strobes mounted inside the automobiles.
Commercial truck enforcement is also very prevelent in this area.
Usually a Plainfield motorcycle officer stands at corner of Elm Street and aims North for cars coming down hill on 267/ Avon Ave.
On the weekend there are always cops behind the CSX warehouse, will pull you over for going 1 mph over mostly on weekends. watch out plainfield has cops everywhere!