Federal Way, Washington Speed Traps
Both Federal Way and King County will sit in parking lot of Church of Christ at 300th on east side of Military Rd S. Have seen this all times of the day but usually in afternoon to early evening times, usually toward end of month. You won’t see them until it’s too late, sometimes two cars sit side by side, Federal Way cars are blue, King County are white. Watch speed by here both north and southbound, easy to speed over 40 mph limit but not worth the ticket!
They also like to sit in parking lot across from Safeway and in Safeway parking lot on 288th and Military-like to catch speeders after or before they cross through intersection south/northbound on Military Road S. You won’t see them until it’s too late if you aren’t checking peripherally and are just concentrating on making the light.
The new onramp is in heavy use by the Washington State Patrol. The onramp is for the new parking garage and carpool entrance for I-5. They are sitting high on the onramp so you can not see them till it is too late and you are caught.
Traveling Eastbound, there is a digital speed sign that indicates your speed. If you even go one mile over 35 MPH, the sign will flash and take your picture. According to the police, they’ve posted similar photo radar at most traffic lights all over the city, but the photo radar sign is the first I’ve seen (and in the dark).
When you are traveling on HWY 99, "Pacific Hwy",The stretch of road between the 288th and 312th street intersections is always watched. Police sit on a sidestreet facing the HWY, in the Shell Gas station parking lot, and in an old parking lot to the former Casino "Sunnys." I usally see the most people pulled over later at night, and I see them almost daily.
Motorcycle officer waits in entrance to restricted community on south side of street for eastbound offenders of this 30MPH zone to round bend in road, east of 17th Ave. S. Typical traffic flow is around 40MPH. Stopped motorists are generally hidden from view, as Federal Way Park and Ride entrance is about 200 feet from trap.