Catonsville, Maryland Speed Traps
The end of Hilltop Road leading to Traffic Circle UMBC
Hilltop RD is a road full of hills with the speed limit of 25MPH. Hilltop RD ends with a large hill that leads into a traffic circle. The last hill of the road is so large that at the top of the hill you do not see the traffic circle below. Baltimore County officer is parked at the very bottom of the hill in front of a residential house right across from the traffic circle. In order to get over the hill you have to be driving at least 25mph, not surprised when you’re going down the hill you’re driving at least 30-35MPH. Either way you have to slow down for the traffic circle, no matter what and it’s a shame people are getting tickets for a patch of road that’s less than half a mile.
Rt40 Eastbound near Bedding Barn across Russell BMW
Baltimore County police like to sit from time to time (especially towards the end of a month) in the parking lot for a small hot tub sales establishment. This is located on the east bound side of Rt40 between the new Mercedes Benz dealer (old Antwerpen Hyundai) and Bedding Barn. They are usually there in the afternoons between 4pm and 6pm sometimes later. Speed limit is 45mph however people coming up the Rt40 hill often speed up as the roadway opens up from two lanes to three. At times they sit far back from the roadway but will still rush out to pull you over.
Old Frederick Road at Westchester Elementary School
Baltimore County police and MD State Police sometimes sit either on Old Frederick Road or in the driveway at the top of the hill for the school. The speed limit is 25mph and they will pull you over if you so much as inch past 30mph. It’s a school zone although there are no crossing lights with speed limit signs which flash during school hours as in many other districts. They love to sit there when the school is closed too – such as holidays. I guess they figure people might speed if they think the school is closed.
Edmondson Avenue near Prospect Avenue
East bound on Edmondson just past Prospect usually two cars park on inside road.
US Highway 40 near Patapsco River
Baltimore County officers sit off to the side in a pull off just East of the Patapsco River and nab anyone going too fast. Traffic typically goes 60-65 MPH but limit is only 45, so just going with the flow makes you a sitting duck. Enforcement goes up near the end of the month, so you know it is a money machine for the county.