Albuquerque, New Mexico Speed Traps
Westbound traffic is most at risk. Motorcycle officers like to stand on the corner opposite from the school. The speed limit is 35 MPH and must be followed.
APD Traffic Enforcement and municipal court judges are adhering to a strict "zero-tolerance" procedure around this area and fines are double when construction signage is present. This area is heavily manned both during AM and PM rush hours and are randomly set up around this area seven days a week. The posted speed is 30 MPH but changes frequently without warning.
Police cruise the two major highways that pass through the city in unmarked Camaros, Mustangs, and Chevy Celebraties. These cars are usually white, but there are red, gray and green units as well. The cars have no give away antannas or lights. I have often seen unsuspecting cars go flying by these units only to recognize them as police units once the dash lights come on. I-25 on the North side of town the units hide past the Paseo Del Norte Bridge. At the same location (facing north bound) I have even seen them use a Department of Highway "cherrie picker" with a cop in the air using a Laser unit and the "Ticketing /chaser" vehicles just past the bridge. Another spot is on Paseo Del Norte (major 4 lane road connecting Albuquerque and the West side of town), they will sit in the unmarked Mustangs on the Railroad tracks behind the highway barracades at a spot where the speed limit goes from 55 mph to 45 mph. Also on that same highway; west bound, they like to set up a cop on the 4th street bridge (laser)with the chase units about a 1/4 mile up on the Rio Grand crossing. One last one also on Paseo; 2nd street on ramp west bound, waiting on the on ramp as traffic comes down the overpass.