Reno, Nevada Speed Traps
Motorcycle officer parked on sidewalk near basil acai cafe
The new southeast connector has a ridiculous 45 MPH limit that should be at least 55 and Nevada Highway Patrol is issuing tickets like crazy on the very first week it opens.
People speed too much here. Dangerous especially since there’s an elementary school nearby
I580 South of Reno north of Carson City. State Troopers will sit in the turn outs and will pounce on you if you exceed around 82 mph + (70 zone) Northbound or Southbound. Watch out for the blue cars of doom. Very strict Troopers. Negotiations are pointless.
Airway Drive is posted at 40 MPH, despite being apparently engineered for a 50 or 55 MPH speed. Most prudent drivers depend on a combination of cues to determine a comfortable and safe speed, and seeing four wide travel lanes, low congestion, and the divided construction, may not realize that traffic here is routinely flowing 10 MPH or more above the speed limit. The police have realized this, and almost daily station motorcycle officers on each side, often taking advantage of infrequently used airport maintenance driveways. Incredible numbers of tickets are being issued here, so be careful.