Town north of Salinas on Highway 101
Yet another US-101 speed trap for you: Prunedale! You aren’t going to believe it: this small town actually put up wooden cutouts of pedestrians, cops, and patrol cars, holding up signs reading "55!" and "It’s 55 in Prunedale"! There’s signs thanking the CHP for their enforcement efforts. Traffic often backs up here trying to make impossible left turns onto city streets, having to cross over several busy highway lanes to do it. There’s also several nasty intersections with people’s homes and driveways right off the highway. This area desperately needs to get a bypass built around it. As you might expect, speed enforcement here is zealous, and they’ve even got it designated a "double fine zone"!