Austin, Texas Speed Traps
Got two tickets during this stretch, but the revenue generation is easy pickings. Everyone speeds when there’s no traffic, so you just need to be unlucky enough to be noticed by highway patrol when they happen to be passing through, which seems to be often. At the time, they will charge you extra for workers present when there are none and for speeding on a construction zone, even if it’s more construction-adjacent, with all the heavy equipment and any change in road conditions behind concrete barriers. Be vigilant and merge with caution.
Motorcycle cop runs laser towards the bottom of the hill near the Valero gas station. Looking for speeders coming down the hill and/or exiting the school zone. Typically they’re shooting east from the Alta Vista Ave intersection towards the top of the hill. The school zone hours typically run pretty sporadically but they’re almost always sitting there during those times.
Unmarked squad car sits perpindicular right off the access road hiding behind bushes at the entrance of the shopping center. They sit before the light at Stassney and nail you as your driving by the car dealerships. They’re usually parked so they can easily pull onto the access road then the onramp to 35. This is typically in the morning since there’s usually no traffic going southbound on 35 south of downtown.
Cops sit parked perpendicular to the roadway in the median of HWY 71 around Montopolis. They also hide on the side of the access roads near Howdy Honda in the morning as you’re driving eastbound with the sun in your eyes. Typically using laser but I’ve seen some of the explorer cops actually run K band near the Riverside (where the speed limit is around 50-55 for no reason). They also hide under the Woodward overpass in the shadows of the overpass and clock you as you’re traveling eastbound. This is right after you pass under 35.
Going towards Parmer Lane motorcycle cops radar people in the mornings. Plenty of signs and other things for them to hide behind. Limit is 40mph. I’ve seen them 4 times. They got me once.