Providence, Rhode Island Speed Traps

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Angell Street near Henderson Street Bridge

Providence, Rhode IslandAug 26, 20070 Comments

Coming off the Henderson Street Bridge from E. Providence into Providence: Posted speed limit on the Bridge is 35 mph; however, 40mph is more like it in the flow of traffic. The limit drops to 25mph as soon as you exit the Bridge at the last exit onto Angell Street, police lie in wait to trap you before you can realistically reduce your speed.

South Broadway Street near Lee Road

Providence, Rhode IslandJun 21, 20070 Comments

Dismounted LEO parks cruiser 30-40 feet up Lee Road away from the intersection, and high stone walls hide it. Officer steps into traffic and catches motorists cresting hills in 25mph zone. (Nursing home / retirement community)

Blackstone Boulevard near Between Lloyd and Irving Avenues

Providence, Rhode IslandMay 31, 20070 Comments

There are often motorcycle cops that sit on the Southbound side of Blackstone Boulevard in the several blocks near the Butler Avenue turnoff. They are primarily there during the daytime and will pull over numerous cars at one time. The posted speed limit is 25.

Seekonk River Crossing near Angell Street

Providence, Rhode IslandMay 31, 20070 Comments

Frequently during the day the police sit on the East Providence side of the Henderson Bridge and catch people as they come over.

Veterans Memorial Parkway near Pawtucket Avenue

Providence, Rhode IslandMay 31, 20070 Comments

Police frequently sit along the East Bay Bike Path in the parking pull-off areas. Since the streets are very winding, it is often hard to see them until it is too late.

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