Northampton, Massachusetts Speed Traps
Since summer 2006, town police patrol hill near former hospital, enforcing 25mph speed limit once used when hospital was inhabited (pre-1984). Parking well off road out of line of sight, they are especially active between 4:30 and 5:30, including Saturdays and Sundays. Clearly writing many tickets, even though no one lives near the road in that area. This unfairness has been pointed out to them, but they persist and must be seeking revenue/ticket volume.
Cruiser sits in the main entrance or exit driveways of Look Park.
Northbound 91 just slightly past exit 19 the road curves to the right in a gradual arc. The state police regularly sit on the right shoulder in both marked and unmarked cars. The officer who stopped me did so justfiably (80 in a 65 zone). Due to certain circumstances I got away with only a warning. I was very lucky. If you go over 65 in this area you might not be so lucky.
The cruiser will often sit in the driveway between the gas station and car wash… grabbing people heading into the center of northampton after getting off the highway. (exit 18)