Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Speed Traps
cop sits in a couple of places along the straight parts of the road as you come onto the road off the highway.also when you leave the terminal on the way back out.
poratabello hill on the 118 highway cops park at the foot of the hill either in the medium on the left or on the right behind a sign just beyond a bridge.at the top of the hill there is a turn and you can,t see them until it,s to late when you start down the hill
When you’re going down Pleasant Street heading towards Shearwater/Eastern Passage, there is a big blue building just past the bridge of the railroad tracks. Just before that, is a big hill on the side of the road up by the bridge of the tracks with a tree. One cop will be up there hiding behind the tree with the speed gun. As you drive under the tracks and get to the blue building is where the police car is and the cop waving you to pull over and nail you.
There is usually a cruiser on this road between highway 7 and Waverley Rd. The road is a bit winding and has the subdivision Montague Estates just before a mainly wooded area with hills. Problem is if you assume the 50km/h signs are for the residential areas where it is really hard to knowingly speed with cars turning in and off the road you are mistaken. Even though the wooded area and hills have lines indicating passing zones (like many highways in the region with speeds upwards to 80) it is still 50. If you go over 60 – which you can comfortably do on one of those hills and coast to 70 without pumping breaks you get nailed by the police if they happen to be in the oncoming lane. I know there are way more dangerous roads with higher speed limits in the region (like Caldwell Rd in Cole Harbour) – don’t assume anything there is no ryhme or reason for this road has passing lineson this section but they don’t bump up the speed even a little.
As you approach the bridge going downhill from the 111, the speed limit goes from 80kph to 50 kph while you are in traffic jockeying for position before getting to the tolls. The 50 kph signs are pitifully small against a visual backdrop.
While I’m at it, are they allowed to park their cars in odd areas like they do?