Parkville, Missouri Speed Traps
Driving west on Route FF (River Road) the posted speed limit is 45 mph. As you veer right onto Union Chapel Road going northbound, the speed limit drops to 30 mph. The terrain is hilly and you mist watch your speed going down hills. A sheriff pulled me over after the round a bout at Brink Meyers Road and gave me a citation for clocking me at 47 mph. This happened in the evening after dark. I will never ever travel this route again after dark. Beware of this speed trap if you live in Thousand Oaks or Hidden Valley neighborhoods.
Sit in middle of medium "Cannot be Seen" also 10/16/07 officer on foot with Radar on sidewalk checking cars and patrol car was parked 1/4 mile ahead by school and bank on 45 highway. (Tom Watson Drive)
There are 3 ways the Parkville police hide waiting for you when using the only entrance to Parkville from the east. They tailgate older, more beaten up cars whether or not they have actually committed a violation.
1. In the bank parking lot on the south side of 64th street to catch you speeding down the hill on the dam.
2. Hiding behind the gas station at 64th & 9 Hwy, where it drops from 45 to 35 MPH after the stoplight.
3. In circular 5 minute rotation on 64th street between the Price Chopper and the city limit to the east.
Traffic tickets are this backwater township’s primary source of revenue.
At the intersection of 45 Highway and Clam road a cop sits on one side of the road thats a dead end in some tall grass so you cant see him and waits for you to go through the intersection or run a light and then he gets you. Also they have two cops going either way down forty five at many times of the day and if they are on the opposite side going the other direction, dont think your safe. A cop saw me and did probably ninety for four minutes to chase me down when he was on the opposite side and went and pulled a uey and came back. So good luck and watch out they are everywhere here!