Topeka, Kansas Speed Traps
Kansas Hwy Patrol sits on west bound rest stop exit ramp hidden blocked view from landscape. See this GPS location: 39.018986,-95.51328. Typically enforced weekdays evenings between 3:00 and 6:00 pm as heavy traffic from Kansas City and Lawarence returning to Topeka. 1st know that the KS Hwy Patrol are generally lazy and stick to the ususal spots. Local frequent turnpike users know where these hot spots are and slow down. This particular location is 5 miles east of Topeka. Rarely is there any speed enforcement west of this area and the locals run 80~90 MPH. That leaves unsuspecting travelers who get tuned into the flow of traffic then do not slow down nor see the hwy patrol laying in wait hidden from view behind the landscape. Tip for those traveling this area. Find someone with Kansas Tags with the letters “SN” or “DG” in the upper right corner. They are locals. If they slow down for any reason follow suit.
A police car usually (at least once every month) sits at an angel in the median along I-70 on the east side of Valencia Rd (exit 350). 90% of the time he is facing south (Topeka in-bound traffic). If your heading South (towards Topeka), you be going down hill along the interstate (so watch your speed!). You may not see the car as the Valencia Rd bridge can block your view.
I often see a cop parked in a median between north & south bond lanes of 1-75, right before the ramps. Usually you will see just one car facing east watching the SOUTH lane as they merge up from I-70. However I have seen 2 cops cars there before, the second car monitoring the North lane as they exit I-75 via the ramps. I never actually seen anyone pulled over by these cops before, but I will say that I see them there often.
Hides in front of the Rural Water Building Parking as well as U-Haul Parking area and in front of machine shop towards NW 25th… Likes hiding there at times when Good Year workers have shift change..
West of 21st and Wanamaker Road the police sit and watch cars come over the hill from the west. By the time you see them it is too late. They are there quite regularly. This is south of Westridge Mall.