Albuquerque, New Mexico Speed Traps
Got a picture of our car in the far lane going with the flow of traffic. No patrolcars at the scene, and never knew about the cameras. Cameras were installed I believe at the time of the Big I construction, but have never been used before for ticketing.
I will try to keep this as brief as possible. Every type of technique is used: spotters on bridges & cranes, parked vehicles with cameras, patrol units under on ramps, behind concrete barriers, on overpasses, around curves, behind hedges, etc. Three agencies are involved city police, state police & Bernalillo Co.Sheriff all at the same time or individually. The Bernalillo Co. Sheriffs are by far the most aggressive constantly employing new and innovative tactics!
White vans with cameras are set up to catch you in a "Safety Zone". The speed drops from 65 to 55 to 45 very quickly. Be careful not to brake too rapidly as you may be struck from behind.
Several cops (as many as 10) sit with a motorcycle cop between the Euban and Juan Tabo exits on east-bound I-40. The motorcycle cop sits there and shoots you with radar while the other cops go get you. I’ve seen this many times, especially Tuesday mornings between 7 and 8 AM.
Right alongside the indoor flea market strip center (was a SoLo market until recently) adjacent to Bridge Blvd. Units park in the shopping center’s parking lot, one portable radar gun usually pointing toward eastbound traffic. Other officers guide offending vehicles into parking lot to be ticketed.