Clive, Iowa Speed Traps
Cameras are set up to check for smallest violation, focusing on out of state vehicles. You will get a ticket in the mail.
Side rode next to Interstate 35/80 in western suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. South off Hickman Road to resturants. 35 mph winds through new car lots then over a small hump bridge. As you come over the bridge the speed limit drops to 25mph, but it is too late to slow, as the cop with the speed gun clocks you coming down off the bridge. The speed limit changes back to 35mph 50 yards further on, and there is no reason for the speed drop except to gather revenue for the city of Clive. No warnings are given and the cop is rude, and looking for an excuse to fine you further, so LOOK OUT!.
Between 11 PM and 3 AM this street is sparsely travelled so every passing car gets hit with radar or laser. Cops from both Urbandale and Clive will hide out in parking lots on this street and often work together. The true goal of most stops here is to check for OWI – don’t speed too much at these hours and save yourself all the trouble.