Portland, Oregon Speed Traps
Heading onto the bridge southbound on 99E toward Milwaukie the spped limit is 35 until after the merge from the Ross Island Bridge. More times than not there is a motorcycle cop just off the road near the merge point. This seems especially true in the morning. Do not exceeed 35 mph or change lanes until the merge point and the 45 mph sign immediately thereafter.
U.S. Hwy. 30 (Forest Park-Linnton, Linnton, Park , Forest Park ) is a notorious speedtrap in itself. The police like to set up in numerous hidden locations to get people with radar. They also will travel in the left (passing lane) at 45-50 even though the posted speed is 55, then if you pass them they will pull you over. I have been pulled over several times for speeds under 60 (you are allowed a 7 mile over leeway if the sign says speed 55). The police do not want the average citizen to know this but the only time that you can not exceed the posted speed is when the word LIMIT is included on the sign. As we all know, the police will do anything to enforce their “authority,” justified or not, so watch out for the local power!
heading north on mcgloughlin there will be a photo radar van on the right side of the street under the huge tree, (the guy actually parks on the roots)changes from 30 to 45 just after the van.
around 5pm it’s hot. but probably alot more.
got me twice. once i can understand. twice? thats my fault.
coming from portland towards beaverton/hillsboro area, the ramp coming off from the zoo, there are motorcycles taking everyone down who goes over 10 mph, saw 3 people get pulled over as i was coming up the hill..be carefull!
White photo radar vans parked on both sides of the road every couple months for a week. Westbound- usually just west of 136th / Eastbound – just east of 129th. A speed change from 35 to 45 is between the streets listed above; late slow downs and early speed ups.