Bothell, Washington Speed Traps
Beware when heading north on I-405 just past the 522 interchange for two hard to see motorcycle cops off on the center mediun; (around the NE 195th Ave). This is where the freeway opens up and you want to go fast after coming out of the 522 interchange tangle. Some times they are well north of NE 195th St near the next corner.
Many are aware of this ongoing trap, so if a lot of people slow down around you keep you cool until well towards SR 527. Lidar is used in WA, but I do not know what they are using. The govener is has a big speeding campain going on, State web sites will tell you where they are "trying to reduce excess accidents" and they name general areas. In this case they say I-405 & SR 527, but I have seen much more activity around SR 522/NE 195th St on my counter-commute (North in the morning; etc.).
When coming from Kenmore into Bothell as you approach the light that would take you to Juanita if you go right. Patch of open shoulder on right after Peoples Storage Warehouse. Speed limit is 30 (posted) as you come off of long strethes of 35 and 45. I’ve yet to drive by and not see someone get pulled over. Never me thankfully.
There is a motercycle cop hiding behind a hole in the bushes on the south side of the street. This is a street which is shaped like a vertical U going way down and then way up. Very easy to speed up here and the cop is the pretty "aggressive" type.
Watch out! He is especially there during school times (of course you should be slow at that time anyway!) but is random at other times.
The stretch of 228th between SR 527 and 35th street almost always has a City of Bothell motorcycle cop on it. Posted speed is 30, but traffic flow is 35-40. Cops will bust anyone close to 40mph.
When heading North towards 132nd on 35th Ave in Bothell / Mill Creek they have been putting motorcycle officers with radar on the side of the road across from Pacific topsoil. The road was recently widened on that streatch which makes it very easy to get over 35. They are very hard to see, I usually see two, and they both hide their motorcycles behind bushes and stand where you can’t see them. Then once they get a driver they walk out into the road and wave them over.