Bend, Oregon Speed Traps
The 45 mph speed limit sign that the enforcement officers claim is “posted” is posted in a lane designated for traffic from the oncoming direction. They expect all drivers to be able to read a sign that is facing away from them.
At the end of the Northbound 97 on ramp from Empire the police sit with laser lighting up Northbound traffic on the parkway, 59 and over = guaranteed performance award.
Under the newly built bridge just before Pinebrook Blvd. Motorcycle cops taking turns hiding behind the divider. It goes from 55 to a 45 zone as you come into town.
Bend city police have recently (summer 2010) been using radar traps at various points along Franklin Avenue, usually between Third Street and the railroad bridge, or around Sixth Street near the high school. They will park in a visible location on a side street. The speed limit on Franklin Avenue is 25 MPH until west of the bridge, where it drops to 20. Most traffic moves at around 35 MPH, so during tourist season it is like shooting fish in a barrel.
This street changes names three times. At its west end, it is called Olney. Then it changes to Penn, and by the school it becomes Neff and remains Neff. At the school, the 20 MPH limit is strictly enforced during school hours. Bend Police (cars and motorcycles) routinely hide in the school parking lots or in nearby streets.