Providence, Rhode Island Speed Traps

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North Main Street near North Burial Ground

Providence, Rhode IslandApr 26, 20080 Comments

Several officers on motorcycles spend a few hours writing a bunch of tickets.

4/2008

wampanoag Trail near Interstate 195

Providence, Rhode IslandOct 26, 20070 Comments

When you merge onto the Wampanoag Trail coming from 195, the speed limit drops quickly and the cops are waiting across from Gates of Heaven.

East Shore Expressway Expressway near Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Providence, Rhode IslandOct 11, 20070 Comments

Heading towards I-195W on East Shore Expressway, after the cemetary (on right) there are no longer any traffic lights, onramps or exits, its essentially a two lane "highway". Posted limit is only 50 and police will park in breakdown lane with RADAR and step into traffic to write tickets. The roadway has sweeping curves and when you see them its too late. They also pulse the RADAR guns versus constant on, making RADAR detector somewhat less than effective. There are times when two officers are working this trap (which is just before the I-195 underpass/"onramp", shaded by tall trees (making seeing them harder). Tickets issued are municipal to the city of East Providence. This is a very common location to see the East Providence police, be very careful!

Kinsley Avenue near Harris Avenue

Providence, Rhode IslandAug 30, 20070 Comments

Providence motorcycle police officers conduct a speedtrap here. They are usually there late afternoon on workdays. However, they have been seen there midday on occasion. They sit underneath where Interstate 95 crosses over Kinlsey Avenue, just before the rear parking entrance to the Providence Place Mall ADDITIONAL INFO: This street is one way, two lanes, and runs along the Woonasquatucket River, with minimal intersecting streets in an industrial/office area. There is a newly constructed condominium building, but none of the residence walk around the area and their parking entrance is on another street. Natural flow of traffic on this street is around 40mph since it is wide and two lanes.

Huntington Avenue near Dexter Street

Providence, Rhode IslandAug 30, 20070 Comments

Providence motorcycle police officers conduct a trap on Huntington Avenue each direction. They usually work in pairs on Eastern direction of this road, which is an old industrial highway complete with guardrails and no residences. CAUTION: Another pair of motorcycle officers have recently been seen on the Western direction of Huntington Ave. They are close to the Huntington Ave/ Cranston Street intersection, and they work the same days as the officers at the other end. So don’t think your free and clear when you see officers monitoring the other side! ADDITIONAL INFO: This has been a speedtrap for quite some time in the city. The speed limit is 25 mph, yet most cars travel over 50 mph because it is a straight road, no houses or businesses and runs along railroad tracks. It even has guardrails and a divider between both directions of traffic. It is really a four lane highway, but the city does not stripe it.

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