Brighton, Massachusetts Speed Traps
Speed limits drop from 65 to 30, but you do not see the new posting until you come over the hill and attempt to slow down. MassDOT uniformed workers (I hesitate to say officers) are using a LIDAR gun to clock cars, although there is no way you can slow down to that speed and maintain safety. NA also adds a $50 Head Injury Surcharge to the ticket. Very unfair and suspect. Welcome to Massachusetts!
west bound after going under market st. underpass
Coming from Boston college TOWARDS boston on Comm Ave. After the actual campus less than 1 block on the right a cop will stand in front of an unmarked dodge intrepid a ( tinted windows?) pointing the gun towards you. He will be immediately before a gas station and tall apt building. He has no qualms about flagging you over and I missed a ticket b/c the guy in front of me got bagged. After reading another post on this site " The road is illegally posted 30mph, so says Mass Highway. Comm ave is a 2 lane divided highway at that point prima facia speed limit is 50mph so fight them tickets. I recieved a citation the Friday after thanks giving 2002. Which I fought an won.
Other’s Comments – 3/2004 – Thanks very much for posting this advice. I went to court with this explanation in mind. I stepped into the magistrate’s office, and he dismissed the ticket. Every other person I spoke with in court had gotten a ticket in the same area
When driving east on Comm Ave toward BU, the road will go down hill after the set of lights that marks the intersection of Chiswick Rd/Comm Ave. When Comm Ave starts to rise again a cop will be standing on island that separates the main road from the service road at Summit Ave. he’ll use a radar gun to get you as you come down the hill
Eastbound on Commonwealth ave after you cross over chestnut hill ave as you go toward the bottom of the hill, near Chansky’s market. Police wait about 1/2 way up the hill on the right near the Celluar phone store. Its a long downhill straight street and you are naturally speeding. They wait right by the side and pick you off.