Sprain Brook Parkway S/B, Jackson Ave. Exit
At 5-6PM, during the PM rush hour, a group of NYS Troopers will conduct a speeding "sting" operation under the overpass at the Jackson Ave. exit on the Sprain Brook Parkway southbound. For those not familiar with the area, the S/B and N/B lanes are separated by a large, wide wooded median. Enforcement occurs only on the S/B side because it has an excellent setup for this type of operation. An unmarked minivan (a dark forest green Chevy Venture with tinted windows) will sit at the TOP of the exit ramp, inside the guardrail and on the median.
Parked perpendicular to the ramp and the direction of oncoming traffic, a uniformed Trooper will "clock" unsuspecting oncoming motorists with a LIDAR device while sitting with the driver’s door window open. (BTW, at this distance the LIDAR beam is wide enough to activate a windshield-mounted detector, but by then it’s probably too late). He will then radio down to 2-3 marked NY State Police cars which are positioned on the median just ahead of the exit. They are obscured by the overpass pillars and also by a slight curve in the road. These troopers will then proceed to ticket groups of 3 motorists at a time.
THERE IS ALWAYS A LATE MODEL CHEVROLET CAMARO POLICE CAR PRESENT AT THESE TRAPS!!! It is a dark grey 1998 Camaro Z28 with full State Police markings and a light bar. This activity will occur at least two times per week (in the warmer months, at least. I estimate that dozens of motorists are ticketed per week! I have been taking this route to/from work for over 1 year now and have seen this "game" quite regularly.
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