Crito Rey near Foothill Blvd.

Los Altos, CaliforniaMay 25, 20101 Comments

A cop (usually on a motorcycle) sits in the church parking lot off of Cristo Rey and catches people as they are going down the hill toward Foothill Blvd.

Please note: The current Engineering and Traffic Survey, for Cristo Rey Drive, prepared for the city of Los Altos on December 18, 2008 by Registered Engineer Thomas Ho, finds the 85-th percentile speed to be 40 MPH, and recommends the speed limit to be 35 MPH. The posted speed limit is 30 MPH, therefore a cop using a radar (or laser) there to check speed and stop (technically arrest) drivers is operating a speed trap " as defined under the California Vehicle Code (CVC) section 40802 subdivision (a) paragraph (2), and upheld in People v. Goulet (1992) 13 Cal.App.4th Supp. 1 [17 Cal.Rptr.2d 801]. Any radar based speeding ticket in that road section should be dismissed pursuant to CVC 40803 (b), CVC 40804 (a), and CVC 40805. See a copy of that traffic survey at
#1Aug 20, 2010Report Abuse

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