State Highway 160 near Main Street Downtown

Alamosa, ColoradoMar 27, 20061 Comments

Colorado State Hwy 160 runs through downtown Alamosa. The Alamosa city police park around the Safeway grocery store and stop anyone going over just a few MPH over the speed limit. The Colorado State Patrol also take part in these traps along side the city police. You can see how many tickets are written by reading the local newspaper. They not only target the local population, but especially out of state tags.

This is definitely an unethical speed trap designed to enrich the town of Alamosa. When you enter Alamosa from the east, the road by the Safeway is very nicely paved. Most cars go 45 mph, not noticing the 25 mph sign. That speed feels right because of the road conditions and traffic situation. The police pick random victims, follow them for a little over a mile, and then pull them over once they are out of sight of the new victims entering town. You know this is a scam when you see 15 to 20 police cars with their red and blue lights on, all within a few blocks. Once they give you the ticket for 45 in a 25, they go back around to pick their next victim. A town with 10,000 population has no other need for so many patrol officers.
#1Jul 16, 2019Report Abuse

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