Either Northbound or Southbound Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IllinoisSep 11, 20031 Comments

Whenever you are on Lake Shore Drive, be careful because Chicago Police Department is out in force. They have many, many hiding places like center median blind spots (like when you come down over the overpasses), off ramps, and even they hide along the lake front in the parks where you can’t see them at all. Plus it seems that one car will hide and radio ahead to another down the road. Use caution on Lake Shore Drive. Seen Locations: 39th Street/Oakwood Blvd; 55th Street around the Museum of Science and Industry; Right off 12th Street (Roosevelt Road) right by the Field Museum of Natural History; Right off of Grand Avenue at the Navy Pier offramp; the Fullerton Avenue and Belmont Avenue offramps (to catch the party-goers on the weekend).

Between 63rd ST. and 47th Street the speed limit drops from 45 to 35, for no apparent reason as one approaches the lights at the Museum of Science and Industry exit from either direction. Drivers following the normal traffic pattern are caught unaware of any change. Late at night, or during the heaviest part of the rush hour, traffic is going anywhere from 10-20 mph faster than 35, even in normal traffic. There is no prior warning of any change in the speed limit and the officer with the speed gun has a choice of many violaters in this section of Lake Shore Drive at any time of the day, whether headed north or south.
#1Apr 07, 2010Report Abuse

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