Bethlehem, New York Speed Traps
the middle school and the cathlic school are 2 blocks from each other the limit is 20 mph with flashing light speed signs the cops are always in this area getting people…20 is real slow !!! fines are more to in the school zone
Very similar to the Wemple Road speed trap in that it’s on another 9W/144 connector and involves a steep hill. Travelling east on Beaver Dam Rd you are generally driving downhill towards Rt 144. You’ll cross over the Thruway bridge and shortly thereafter reach the crest of a steep hill that runs you down the last couple hundred yards to 144. It is very easy to exceed the posted 30 mph speed limit in this area by 15 mph. The police will be sitting on the left behind a hump in the road of this steep section.
Traveling on Wemple Rd east of Rt 9W between Rt 9W and River Road (aka Rt 144) Speed limit is 30 at times and as you go down hill and it is difficult to go that slowly. Local cops hide by railroad tracks and by the thruway overpass (near soccer fields). It is so slow that my cruise control usually disengages each time. Tickets are over $100…Beware!
Bethlehem Police sit in the driveway of a business located on the right, a little way up Rt 443 (Delaware Avenue), just across the bridge over the stream that separates the town of Bethlehem from the city of Albany. The bridge is about 1/4 mile long and straight and few people actually go the posted 40 mph limit. At the end of the bridge the road goes up a grade – not a convenient place to decelerate – and the cops are there to nail people. I have nearly collided with their cruisers on more than one occasion when they go flying out after some speeder. Never been caught myself, though.
Coming off the 55 mph Route 32 Delmar Bypass, motorists bear right onto the 30 mph Kenwood Avenue. Many days and nights there will be a police cruiser parked at either the little league parking lot on the left or, half-mile further, at the radio towers on the right.