Bend, Oregon Speed Traps
On Wednesday morning October 16, 2019 at approximately 10:30 AM Bend Oregon Police Department motor cycle officers were observed hiding behind the Pacific Pride Sign 969 NE 7th St, Bend, OR 97701. The Bend Police Motor Cycle officers were trying to catch speeders traveling on Greenwood that were on their way to Costco 2500 NE Highway 20, Bend, OR 97701.
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.