Marlborough, Massachusetts Speed Traps
Usually a motorcycle officer parked on the side of the road will pull you over. They use radar gun 100% of the time.It is a school zone posted 25 MPH. I have seen people pulled over in the summertime.Y ou will get a ticket.
The Marlborough Police will hide in the VFW at the bottom of Pleasant Street hill right where the road becomes Fitchburg street and goes down to I-290. The Hill is steep, and many people are going about 50 by the time they get to the final curve(where they can start to see you)
The officers/staties like to park at the end of I-290 heading east, they park on the right side of the highway in the break down lane. You won’t see them until you get over a hill just past the 495 south bound off ramp…
The speed limit drops on 290 East from 65 mph to 45 mph approximately 1/2 mile prior to the exit ramps for 495. The majority of motorists continue at 65-75 past the speed limit change, possibly unaware of the 45mph sign which is one of many signs there.
One recent morning, about 3 officers were operating a ticket farm approx. 1/4 mile after the speed limit change. Several motorists had been caught.
I do not know how often this trap operates. It may be used to fill end-of-month quotas; I observed it on 6/27/05.
I’ve seen an unmarked police car sitting in the parking lot just before Dunkin Donuts as you’re heading towards 495 exchange, speed limit is posted at 40 however it is too easy to do 50-55.