Hampton, Virginia Speed Traps
Hampton Police target and entrap motorists crossing the bridge where the speed limit drops to 25 mph. Coming off the bridge is a steep incline that assists them in their efforts. They have collected many, many thousands of dollars here. It is a big money maker for them.
Observation: A great rule of thumb in Hampton for me in the last five years of residency is that the police will use public schools for speed traps. During arrival hours, police normally are poised near the entrance or exits of the school. At dismissal, they police set at the end of a school driveway next to the first school bus in lineup or the last school bus in lineup. All of us should be cognizant of school zones in general and Hampton Police seemingly use them a lot to conduct speed enforcement.
*Read carefully please – I see this trap in action almost every time in Downtown Hampton* – Very specific speed trap in Downtown Hampton: Moreover on Sunday Mornings and Afternoons (but could be anytime) – Hampton Police will sit poised in a little, little strip of street that sets diagonal to Settlers Landing Road on the Northbound side (heading toward Hampton University). The little piece of street is very close to the intersection of Settler’s Landing Road and North/South Armistead Avenue (landmarks: Walgreen’s, 7-Eleven, and a BP). Heading toward Hampton University, be cognizant of cops in the little diagonal strip off to the side beyond residences and after clearing the intersection ALL THE WAY THROUGH DOWNTOWN HAMPTON for it is a strict 25 mph zone.
I was pulled over coming down. Near Lowes and was pulled over. Be careful
Hampton Police like to sit in a little driveway near the corner of this intersection. I got nabbed going 47 in a 35 zone by a cruiser sitting in the driveway under a shade tree.