Troy, New York Speed Traps
This is a school zone that has no end school zone signs in either direction. The lights flash from early AM untill around 530 pm the entire time, and it is a huge Troy money maker. Cops, busses, any official vehicle fly through here since the rules don’t apply to them and since this area is NOT a safety concern, just a trap. The sign can flash on days the school is closed, and you will get a ticket anyway. For every kid you rarely see around here you will see 30-100 citations given.
Police sit on opposite side of Euclid Ave. several cars back. It is a 2 way stop on South Lake Ave. If you stop , but not completely they will go after you. They usually set up shop after 1:00pm and sometimes till 4:00/4:30 pm.
Just north of the Hedley Building on River St is a U-Haul lot that is typically empty. It is directly across from the Hedley’s north parking lot. TPD sits here watching speed in the 30 zone and also watching the traffic light at River and Hutton St. When you’re traveling southbound on River St, the cruiser is obscured by a building.
TPD sits in Fire Dept parking lot on 6th Avenue watching southbound traffic traveling toward Federal Street. 30 zone. From this position, they also have an eye on the traffic light on Jacob Street and 6th. Don’t run this light. When they’re not parked, patrol is still heavy so be careful.
TPD sits on little side road approx. 100 ft from end of bridge into Troy. Speed drops from 55 to 30 as you cross bridge. Seem to mostly target HVCC students on their way to school.