New York City, New York Speed Traps

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63rd Street and 3rd Avenue

New York City, New YorkJul 27, 20110 Comments

Due to area construction it is difficult to get through the intersection going westbound on East 63rd Street. There are no street markings indicating any turn requirements and all of the street signs have been covered up. Nevertheless, if you make a right turn onto 3rd Avenue from the center lane, either following the general flow of traffic or to avoid getting the stuck in the box, there have been unmarked police vehicles parked on 3rd Avenue to issue "improper turn" tickets. Beware.

sheridan expressway between bruckner and cross bronx express

New York City, New YorkFeb 19, 20110 Comments

it’s usually wide open and empty even when there’s bumper to bumper traffic on the bruckner and cross bronx. for this reason, when you finally get off of either, you are really tempted to just mash your foot down and enjoy the feeling of escape and freedom on this inviting, vast straightaway.

unfortunately, a couple of squad cars are usually camped at the south end of this stretch at the top of the hill. and they’ve got speed guns aimed right at the southbound traffic coming towards them.

i’ve never gotten nailed, but i’ve seen a multitude of cars with depressed and/or angry looking drivers having unwanted conversations with state troopers.

42nd St & 8th Ave, Manhattan

New York City, New YorkSep 23, 20100 Comments

This is not a speedtrap, but a block the box enforcement zone at one of the busiest intersections on the planet. A platoon of cops are waiting at the north side of the intersection to catch people blocking the box, but if you do make it across, they’ll still nail you for tailgating in heavy traffic, which you have to do to get across the intersection anyway because you’re crawling slower than the pedestrians.

I was among a bunch of people fighting the tailgate ticket from the same cop on different days, all in the same month. Most got $90 fines for not being prepared. One guy brought a lawyer and got off. I had photos, Google maps, measurements and printed out the law (which was vague). When the officer saw the materials I had brought before the judge, she claimed amnesia and said she did not recollect the facts of the case, even though she had notes for all the other cases. Case dismissed and thank the officer said the administrative judge. Pthffffft!

Clearview Expwy Southbound off Throgs Neck Bridge

New York City, New YorkApr 14, 20101 Comments

There is almost always a cop waiting on the side of the road for speeders. I’ve gotten two tickets there, still disputing one, and I know he’s waiting. It’s a large empty road with relatively few vehicles.

FDR / Harlem River Drive Expressway near 139 Street

New York City, New YorkMay 20, 20080 Comments

Cop in marked Charger claims to have been posted on the 139th Street on ramp heading Northbound. Hides on the overpass/onramp and is not visible unless looking in your rearview. Uses LASER.. you will not detect this!

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