Bethesda, Maryland Speed Traps
No speed limit sign is visible in that area at night but cameras grab shots of supposed speeders (anyone barely over 35 mph) and tickets are mailed. It’s their word against yours–and guess who wins.
This trap is tricky for two reasons- 1. it’s just after Exit 34 off the DC Beltway and 2. the camera is mounted back from the intersection, high up over the left-most lane and not at all apparent. That’s just the way Montgomery County wants it, of course. The limit is 35. SLOW DOWN after exiting the Beltway.
I got a ticket by a cop hiding in the parking lot of the firehouse on Democracy Blvd while driving in the direction of Old Georgetown Road. Speed limit is 35 and they must figure people won’t expect it since there is another speed camera down the road closer to Old Georgetown.
Speed trap because its a 3 lane road in each direction with tons of cars and a couple of highway ramps. Definitely should be a 40-45mph road!
It is near the top of the hill after 7 Locks passes under the beltway. It is near a school and there is a camera warning sign as with most of Bethesda’s cameras.
It helps to notice the marker lines on the street and three poles on the right curb associated with all speed traps in Bethesda. If you see them, jump on your brake.
It is not a speed trap but a red light trap.