Westminster, Massachusetts Speed Traps
at the 30 mph area of west princeton, MA on rt 140
When you get off of Exit 24 and take a right, be careful! The speed limit is listed @ 35mph and they are very strict some days. It’s a nice straight road so cop’s often are parked out of the way as people from rt140 going 45/50mph go onto the residential stretch. Most people don’t notice the speed limit change since it’s a straight road. Watch out for Main Street also, I pass or see a cop 4 out of 7 days of the week.
There are a variety of places cops (almost always local) sit along the stretch of 140 between Rt. 2 exit 24 and the turn for Betty Spring Rd. in Gardner. They will usually be on one of the roads perpendicular to 140, operating radar out their side window. I’ve also seen them under the Rt. 2 overpass. I haven’t seen any unmarked cars, but marked without a light-rack is pretty common. The limit is 40mph closer to Rt. 2 and 50 further away. They usually won’t pull you over for going only a bit over the limit, depending on the traffic.
The westminster police will either sit on the side and get you as soon as you come over the hill and by then its too late or they will sit across the street and they are able to track you as soon as yo go over the hill way back at the beginning of the straight-away coming from gardner and nail you.