Bothell, Washington Speed Traps
As you are heading eastbound on Bothell Way approching Wayne Golf Coarse there is a pull off on the the south side of the road with some trees and bushes. Often times there will be an officer backed up into the trees fishing for speeders in either direction. It is especially hard to see him if you are heading west bound.
It has been a couple of years since I’ve traveled into Bothell from Highway 522 but the Bothell police used to set up a huge speed trap right where 522 turns into Woodinville Dr. they would actually post construction signs stating that there was a speed trap ahead. What bothers me about that area is that the speed limit on 522 is 55 MPH. but as soon as you hit Woodinville Dr. is dives to 25 MPH. and the speed limit sign is actually on a corner right where the police sit so you have absoloutely no time to slow to the limit. I’ve had a couple of friends get pulled over there as they were slowing down to 25.
228th between Bothell Everett Hwy and Meridian is steep and encourages higher than 30mph speeds. Speed traps are set typically but not always, for the downhill drivers. I have not seen them during am rush hour. This stretch of road is getting more and more congested and I suspect that speed traps there can and will be "anytime". For now though, afternoon and early evenings seems to be the targeted time.
At the bottom of the East hill of 228th ST SE (East of Albertsons/Canyon Park area)there is a Verizon telco switch located off of 228th ST SE. Bothell and Snohomish county love to sit in that driveway towards the evening/late afternoon hours as well as morning hours and pick off people going by. The speed limit there is 30 and they vigorously enforce it.
Recently have seen a State Tropper sitting on a chair on the recenly completed Pedestrian bridge that links the bus stops on either side of freeway. He was using laser and was in radio communication with another tropper that was sitting on the on ramp to ticket the unsuspecting speeders. 405 is an area that is seeing heightened awareness with Troopers looking for speeders.