Newport News, Virginia Speed Traps
Police sit by the railroad tracks. It’s a 25mph zone only because a sitting judge lives on that road.
Menchville Road was 35mph forever when it was a barely passable, ditched lined road. A few years ago, they widened the road, put in pedestrian sidewalks and for some reason, lowered the speed limit to 25mph. If you turn onto Menchville Road from Warwick Blvd., you will be dutifully notified via a single sign of the posted speed limit just as you enter Menchville Road. There will not be another sign notifying drivers of the 25mph speed limit for the remainder of the speed limit restricted area. If you are not aware of the newer speed limit and turn onto Menchville Road from Allison or another side street, there are no signs to alert drivers of the speed limit in that area. There is often a police officer sitting in the Presbyterian Church parking lot with his radar gun pointed toward Allison to catch anyone not aware of the 25 mph limit in that stretch. Just before the church, it increases to 35mph but it’s too late. The officer will have you on the radar from as far as Allison. The particular officer that is generally in that area is not very nice and unyielding. I’ve heard a lot of residents in the area complain about this particular speed trap and the officer conducting them. It makes no sense why they did that to Menchville Road, the speed limit drop, but it’s there. Be careful!
As you are coming from Warwick Blvd. going towards Jefferson Avenue and pass the 7-11, a motorcycle cop is parked in the shrubbery with a radar gun pointed right at the traffic. You can’t even see him until its too late.
Coming from Oyster Pt. a Motorcycle cop will sit on the R side of the rd. just past a curve, before the cemetery.
Coming from Warwick, a bit past the cemetery, a cop car will sit on the R side of the rd. tucked into some trees.
See them mid-morning weekdays and weekends. Looks like it would be harder to see the motorcycle coming from Oyster Pt.
The motorcycle cops sit on top of any of the onramps with hand held radars and pinpoint oncoming traffic.