Saratoga Springs, New York Speed Traps
At the end of track season (around September) the local police will set up a huge speed trap on Union Avenue from the intersection at East Ave. down to the Yaddo gardens entrance. Starting at sundown several (4-5) police cars will sit on the grass in the center divider facing both directions of traffic. They will pull over only sport or high end luxury vehicles. (Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes, wrx’s, 300zx’s, Cadillacs, BMW, etc…) The speed limit is posted at a sluggish 30mph (which is way too slow for that area anyway), and most of traffic is flowing at 35 – 40. Sometimes the cops will let people that are local residents off easy with a non-speeding ticket, but they are really trying to squeeze every last bit out of the track tourists. At the expense of the local residents, of course.
Officer lurked at night in dark. Speed limit drops dramatically as enter park and at night the signs are virtually invisible. Seem to target out of state drivers staying at hotel.
NYSP often park on this ramp running laser or ka targeting south bound Rte 87 traffic…other then that the ramp is an excellent way to leave the Racino or the flat track and avoid Rt9
Between these two exits traveling either north or south, there is a unmarked turn around in the median. The turn around is all tree covered and will hide their cars very easily.
going west into the city as you break the Union Ave. hill there is a local PD in the median clocking both east and west bound traffic in the 30 mph zone