Pelham, Massachusetts Speed Traps
The town of Pelam Ma needs money. Whenever you drive down Rt. 202 Between Belchertown and Rt. 2 be sure to slow down when going down hills. They love to get you in areas where gravity takes your car to higher speeds then the posted 40-45. The speed limit on this road varies between 35 and 55 mph. It is rare to see them in a 55 mph area. They are almost always found on the bottom of a hill hidden in the wooded areas.
The enforcement areas can be at various locations on 202 and Amherst Rd. (road toward UMass). Departments along 202 are all active, in Pelham they are more active. They are not too professional so if you get a ticket be polite, survey the area later (downhill etc.) and get a court date (it’s easy), they "might" not show up.
Police reguarly ticket motorists for speed and other violations, especially near the intersection of route 202 and 9 West towards Amherst. Turning West onto Rt 9 speed limit is 45mph but going east on Rt. 9 turning onto to 202 North speed limit is 25mph—