Las Cruces, New Mexico Speed Traps
The speed limit drops from 75 to 65 and the Las Cruces police (even if is not Las Cruces yet??) They wait hidden by the interchange.
The road is a long 4 lane feeder road which collects all traffic from the large Picacho Hills residential area. It has a fairly steep up and down hilly grade in areas and a 35 mile per hour speed limit which is hard to maintain. The county agrees the speed limit should be 40 mph but will do nothing about it. Why should they when they can collect fines for 2-3 miles over the limit. Trap is intermittent. I’ve never been caught but it is hard to not go 40 on the grades.
Motorcycle policeman enforce a 25 mph limit on a road which also has an parell residental road so no homes directly exit on Golf Club Rd. To make matters worst is a steep hill where you have to apply breaks to keep under 25 mph going down the hill. The speed limit should be changed to 35 mph!
Heading SW (one-way street)on to US 70 parallel access road N. Main Street, between Roadrunner and Venus, there is a motorcycle cop parked at Venus. The road is ambiguously posted, first 35, then two temporary 25 mph signs, then as you crest the hill (where the 45 mph sign is visible on the left side of the road), you will be cited for exceeding the temporary 25 mph limit.
Las Cruces PD squad car will park in the median between the east- and westbound lanes, typically facing east, approx 1/4 mi west of the Roadrunner Pkwy overpass. The posted speed limit is 45 mph. The squad car is primarily looking for vehicles exceeding the limit coming westbound, but will pull over vehicles accelerating up the hill (eastbound).