Lynn, Massachusetts Speed Traps
Radar van, 20 mph school zone, average speed is 35 mph.
Radar van, they get you for rolling through a stop sign or speeding, or seatbelts, or ALL 3 !!! You can hit the trifecta !!!
They are always set up about 20 yards past the old Classical High School, right at the corner of Hanover Street and always have 3-6 cars stopped.
Police officers are usually down by the Breed Middle School, or sometimes up further towards Walnut Street. Where there are three schools all within hundreds of feet of each other, there is the posted school speed limit of 20 mph when flashing, and this gives people the assumption that when it isn’t flashing the limit is higher, but it’s not. It is twenty no matter if the school light is flashing or not. I live on this street, and I hear from people All the time how they got pulled over and received tickets nearing a couple of hundred dollars! It’s a long and wide street and I have estimated some people going 80mph quite a few times. It’s not worth it.
Mostly State Police taking advantage of what appears to be speed limit signs posted on both ends of the bridge below what prevailing traffic is traveling at. Very effective location because the bridge design lets them set up in the open at the bottom of either side and you won’t see them until you’ve crested the middle of the bridge. Northbound at this location is posted 25 mph yet is a 2 lane highway opening to three lanes once you come off the bridge.
The 2 mile Lynnway business distric of which this location is at one end is a favorite weekend activity spot for law enforcement nearly every weekend.