Aztec, New Mexico Speed Traps
The police use hand held radar and hide in the car dealership. They also look for no seat belt and cell phone use. The judge always rules in favor of the Officer. They are strapped for cash.
Officers here are paid on commission, so they trap everywhere they can and also know how to write their report to help get the conviction, whether true or not.
There is a long hill northbound just south of town. The cop hides just over the hill with his radar gun and nabs people. I had followed a truck all the way from Bloomfield at 55. As I passed the truck at the top of the hill it sped up. I hit 66 for a few seconds to finish the pass. Junior cop, full lights and siren going at least 70 almost hit us after we pulled over. Real low class operation there.
As you head in from hidden valley, the posted speed is 45mph then you hit the 25 mph zone. The officer sits in an unmarked car in the dirt lot before the 25 zone and shoots you in the 45 zone then clocks you in the 25 zone.
(South side River Road)
Watch for undercover Brown Ford F150, hard to see grill lights. They use marked units constantly between Aztec city limits on Hwy 550. City limits are located south of the hill outside Bloomfield heading towards Aztec. Beware of the hill top too, they may sit the other side in the median. Follow all posated signs into Aztec.