Ottawa, Ontario Speed Traps
I believe a new speed trap has been set up on meadowlands drive west between viewmount and woodroffe right by the school. There was a cruiser parked up on the shoulder by the sidewalk. All lights off, seat adjusted back to make it look empty. They’re clocking speeds. Was through that area this evening again for the second night in a row and they had someone pulled over.
The road is long and winds a lot with many speed limit changes. The trap is set just after the speed limit changes to 50kph from 80kph. The cruiser is waiting near the fire station at the bottom of the hill.
Drastic speed limit change + downhill = perfect money grab.
It’s not about safety here, just cash.
Almost got a speeding ticket today (October 23, 2015). Speed limit is 60K on Oglivie Road, I was doing a little over 70K driving WEST on Oglivie Road and I almost sped up to beat yellow light at Oglivie Road and Aviation Parkway intersection but decided to stop before light turned yellow. Good thing I decided to stop and not speed up as there was unmarked Ottawa police car with radar on Oglivie Road WEST towards St. Laurent Blvd. The unmarked Ottawa Police car with active radar was sitting in entrance of Ken Steele park which is located beside Grace O’malleys restaurant. I have lived in the area for over 15 years, this is FIRST time I have seen police radar at Ken Steele park location.
MRC – Quebec provincial cop is hiding behind an overpass with his radar gun. he’s getting people just coming from Ottawa.
Cops frequently park themselves on Tapiola Crescent and walk up to Johnston Road pointing their radar guns at cars heading eastbound on Johnston Rd between the 2 Tapiolas. This is a cash cow for the City of Ottawa – straight line road with nothing but trees on both sides, no cross street for a full kilometre. Speed limit 50 kph. 90% of drivers are doing over 60 kph. Do the math. Btw, I’ve lived around the corner for over 20 years, never seen an accident on this stretch. Sick money grab.