Rhinebeck, New York Speed Traps
Speed limit drops from 50 to 35 heading toward the bridge. At night time from around Midnight to 3 AM the the New York State Police hide in the darkness spitting Ka band 34.7 pulling over people in both directions.
About 1/2 mile from downtown, the speed limit is posted at 30 mph with no indication that you have entered Rhinebeck or are now on Mill Road. Rt 9 has a 55 mph speed limit, as can be confirmed by signage on Southbound side, whereby the limit goes to 45 about opposite the 30 mph trap sign and “State speed limit 55” another hundred yards beyond.
About 200 yards north from the single sign is a store parking lot, where police sit (today with one facing north, another south). The trap exists because there is no indication you’ve entered Rhinebeck until the rising right curve reveals homes and parking; ’til then it looks like Rt 9 and lulls one into an engine braking slow down, not fast enough to avoid the trap.
The busiest speed trap on the parkway is between the exits of county route 19 and the Rhinebeck Red Hook exit. They hide at the bottom of the hill in the tree section in the center. They will get you going down hill where your car will naturally pick up speed without any effort. There is a long climb then it quickly drops where you really don`t catch your speed til it`s too late. Easily 50 tickets a day issued there. Never a day without seeing a car pulled over. Real blood suckers there.
Speed limit goes from 55 to 40 and then to 30 at either point police sit in wait to catch you.
Speed limit is 40 then quickly goes to 30 by the nursery and old Goetz bookbindery. Police shoot radar East from South Road next to the Mobile station. 35mph gets you a pink slip, TRUST ME..!!!!! Rhinebeck is not a car friendly town…!!!!!