Ballwin, Missouri Speed Traps
Anyone making a left turn out of Steamboat Lane onto Manchester Road (EB) between 4:30-6:00 PM weekdays will get stopped and ticketed. It is poorly marked and a huge money maker for the city.
The Ballwin police have lowered the speed limit to 25 mph and have DOUBLED the fines. They sit on one of the side streets and clock the traffic going downhill between Oakwood Farms Subdivision and New Ballwin Road. The 25 mph speed limit is on the whole "Ballwin portion" of Reinke Road until it hits Manchester again. NOTE: A 10 mile over ticket in this are could cost you over $300.
Also Ellisville sits at both stop signs on Reinke to watch for rolling stops, etc.
Cops are notorious for this road! In the middle on all these houses there is a medium sized hill, known for cop haven. Cop normally sits behind the big mansion sign. There second spot is when you go down the hill, there is a quick turn to continue down the hill, there is a subdivision without noticing on the right side or left depending on the way you go, they sit right there too. Also going down the other big hill where Marquette High School sits, they like to hide between the tree and road. (Pretty much this whole area is cop haven) like I mentioned… just do the speed limit on this road regardless.. They like to pick new spots every time now!
DOUBLE FINE ZONE – Claymont Dr Claymont Dr extends through subdivision from Holloway on east to Clayton Rd on the west end. Ballwin PD aggressively runs radar in 25mph zone all along Claymont Dr especially at bottom of steep hills toward east end approaching Holloway. Cruisers sit along Claymont Dr just around curves or on side streets…especially at bottom of steep hills per above.
This has been a speed trap for years. They will sit in the parking lot of the furniture store and due to the hill it is on you can not see them until you are almost passing the building. They catch people like crazy right there.