Topeka, Kansas Speed Traps
The school zone that begins before the traffic light at 24th and ends just after the intersection of 23rd is frequently enforced by a speed trap on north bound traffic. It is easy to lose track of the school zone after stopping at the light, since the flashing yellow school zone warning is before the light. Motorcycle officers with handheld radar wait on the side road at the top of the hill and target traffic coming out of the school zone.
As you are heading West on 6th street from Fairlawn to Wanamaker, as you are crossing over the I-70 bridge you will notice them sitting on the South side of the road facing East. It is a 35 mile an hour zone but with the road looking like a county road due to the empty fields on both sides it’s easy to get up to 45+ before you start heading over the bridge.
On the NW corner of this intersection is a church with a big sign out front, the officers hide behind this sign. Most of the time it is bicycle police. So it is mostly during the spring and summer months. When they set up it is mostly in the afternoon.
In the summertime, a city cop runs laser at Hayden High School tagging people going south. I see someone there at least twice a week.
The police are usually sitting on the south side of the road one block west of 21st and Washburn Ave. They usually are waiting for Eastbound traffic that is heading toward downtown.