East Providence, Rhode Island Speed Traps
The speed limit on this street used to be 35 mph which is not excessive for the street. The speed limit has been lowered to 25 mph. The police usually sit at the entrance to the landfill which is midway on the street.
Right on the corner of Massasoit ave and Austin Ave. Just as you’re getting off the Henderson bridge and it immediately switches to 25mph. He parks his car on Austin ave which is hidden by a white picket fence. He walks right out into traffic and points at you to pull you over.
Coming from N. Broadway, after you pass under the railroad bridge, you come around a bend in the road, and they are usually on one of the side streets. The car is well hidden, usually far from the main road, and they stand near the telephone poles and nab you with their handheld radar. Usually in the afternoon and early evening hours.
East Providence Police Patrol the Wampanoag Trail in unmarked and unusually inconspicuous vehicles. They have a Maroon Ford Crown Victoria, a Chevy Corvette and an older Trans AM Pontiac, all with radar.
Waterman Ave heading toward Broadway. Just as you approach the bend towards Broadway, they like to hide their car on a side street and get out. They stand on the corner of the street with the radar gun and wave you over if you are going above the speed limit 25mph.