Las Cruces, New Mexico Speed Traps
Motorcyle officer(s) will park in the breakdown lane on the Westbound side of the highway about 1/2 mile west of the Del Rey/Roadrunner exit. The posted speed limit is 45 mph, with the sign about 1/4 mi east of the Del Rey exit. The highway goes over a rise at the Roadrunner Pkwy overpass, masking the officer’s position. The officer will measure the speed of vehicles as the clear the rise. Typical traffic speeds are 55-60 mph. It is easy to find yourself "speeding" down the grade. Most vehicles will need to apply the brake to keep from exceeding 45 mph.
cop sits on one side of the off ramp and another cop sits on the on ramp waiting for you
The stretch of Farney between El paseo and Main St. there is always LCPD! Morning, afternoon, and evening they are just sitting there down one of the sidestreets or in a dirt parking lot where the Bex apts are in fact that is where they commonly stay, but watch the side roads! It is a community where a lot of old people live and they complain that traffic is going to fast, but the fastest i’ve ever gone on that street is 40 at max and that is still safe becuz there is never any traffic and besides i never see anyone outside of their home down that street i just think they are bored! WATCH OUT!
Motorcycle officers, usually two or three, monitor this strech of highway closely. Each officer sits approximately 70 to 100 yards from each other with one patrol unit watching the Del Rey exit.
Heavy presence of NM State Police patrol activity in later evenings and nights, particularly on Thursday, Friday, throughout the weekend up to Monday.