Hope Valley, Rhode Island Speed Traps
There is a 2-3mile stretch of 138 where the speed limit starts at 35 and then gets bumped down first to 30 and then to 25 before hitting Route 3. This is a heavily patrolled section of road and a common place for speeding tickets to be issued. Its very easy to be moving a lot faster than the posted speed and the posted speed keeps getting lower as you get closer to town.
I am not aware of any particular location the officers sit at, they just patrol it, but it seems they have some one pulled over on that stretch more often than not.
Police park on Rte. 3 & 138 in the Hope Valley Fire Department parking lot – across from West Bakery at the blinking yellow light. The spot is particularly attractive because traffic heading east on Rte. 3 are coming down a very steep hill into the village. Speed limit is posted, but brakes need to be applied to keep the car at 25 or below. If you are not aware, it is very easy to speed here.