Pacific Coast Highway at Webb Way/Civic Center
You top a hill eastbound (toward L.A. from Oxnard) and find yourself heading down toward an intersection. All the cars you’ve been cruising along with are suddenly braking for a red light and you see the county sheriff on a motorcycle on the right. If you’re the one he’s focused on you get a ticket. Oddly, he asked if I knew the speed limit and I said I assumed it was probably around 45. Right, he said, and told me I was going 61 miles per hour. In another speed trap posting for a spot just a few miles up the coast, the poster says "the officer writes the ticket for 16mph over the limit." Hmmm.
I did see something in an article about speed limits in Malibu where a local official said tickets had to be at least 11mph over the limit for them to stick. Maybe it’s been increased to 16? In any case, wouldn’t it be nice if they had one of those "Your speed is…" electronic signs here to warn people rather than a money mill? I know I always pay attention to those monitors. I saw one just a few moments after I got the ticket, and another driver getting a ticket as well. Funny how many truly dangerous drivers I see on our highways every day obviously not getting tickets while they sit and pick you off for going with the flow in places like Malibu.