Princeton, New Jersey Speed Traps
On Harrison Street by the Lake Carnegie Bridge, police sometimes park by the Water Pumping Station on the left side. Travellers proceeding south on Harrison, beware in this 25 pmh zone, where the downward slope to the lake causes one to go far faster.
The Princeton police department typically park on any of the streets adjoining Elm/Great Road between Route 206 and the driveway of Princeton Day School (PDS). Note: The downhill segment of Great Road has a 40mph limit that drops to 25mph @ the Mountain Avenue intersection (where Great Road becomes Elm Road) The enforcement type is typically Ka band radar.
NOTE: I have never been stopped but just want to warn fellow motorist to slow down in this area.
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Cars frequently go back and forth down this street looking for speeders. Sometimes are on the side of the road near the choir college. Don’t think of driving on this road after midnight.
At about 1:30 AM one night in May 2006 I encountered a police cruiser standing with its lights off next to the pump at Larini’s, the gas station at the intersection of Faculty and Alexander, which closes long before that. I should concede that because the officer pulled me over to warn me that my license-plate lights were burnt out (I happened not to be speeding for once), I can’t be certain it was a trap. But it seems likely, for traffic enforcement is pretty vigorous in Princeton, and in Larini’s a darkened cruiser is easily overlooked, yet has an excellent view of an intersection and a long straightaway, offering good chances to enforce the speeding and red-light laws. Prime real estate for a traffic cop, if you ask me.
All major Princeton Boro thoroughfares. Have seen on 206, Mountain Rd, Witherspoon St, Nassau St. particularly where the speed limits are 25-30 mph.