56th Ave East of Quebec

Denver, ColoradoAug 14, 20121 Comments

It is a “work zone” with a temporary 30MPH in a normally 40MPH- with double fines.

The issue is that the lowered speed limit signs are in violation of the national MUTCD standard that requires the speed limit signs- even temporary ones- be posted at 7 feet above ground level. The speed signs here are no more than 14″ above the ground, rendering this trap completely illegal. Denver and Federal municipal codes require that when the traffic regulating devices (signs) are not properly placed, you CAN NOT be given a ticket.

Anyone who gets or who has gotten a ticket at this location can easily and successfully have this ticket dismissed if given when these signs are incorrectly placed. See MUTCD for sign height requirements, or search for my web page about this.

It's estimated that this 2 year long trap generated between 1/2 and 1 million dollars fine revenue for Denver- all illegal, because the speed limit signs were on temporary ground mounted stands- in clear violation of the MUTCD minimum height requirement that MUST be obeyed at all federally funded construction sites. Did Denver Traffic Engineering care? No. Did the courts care? No. IT was collusion by all the agencies involved, for their convenience and for increased fine revenues. Denver County Court ignored the federal law, even when they were informed of it. Your only defense when the city breaks the law is to be aware before you get nabbed by these modern day stage coach robbers. Have a radar detector and check Denver Speed Traps regularly.
#1Dec 24, 2012Report Abuse

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