Wardlow Ave

Long Beach, CaliforniaAug 01, 20001 Comments

In Long Beach, California on the eastbound portion of Wardlow Ave, just east of the 710 Freeway. This is a 4 lane, divided highway with no cross traffic for a good portion of the road. The traffic survey shows a prevailing speed of 45mph (and I think these measurements were taken at a different section of the road that has lower speeds than this section). The speed limit is 40 mph. The road goes up and over the LA River, and then comes down a long sweeping hill, again where there are no cross streets. It is here that the Officer hides behind a bush on a service road and radar’s you coming down the hill. This is a well-known "speed-trap", to those who live in Long Beach.

This is one of the worst traps in the area. I drive it alot and the cops are always hidden behind the bushes on the right side, on a service street at the bottom of the hill. Once you go over the top of the hill and you're speeding, its too late. They have you the second you crest the hill and you don't see them until 5 seconds later. I've seen at least 100 people over the past few years get tickets there. You've been warned.
#1Apr 29, 2010Report Abuse

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