Kennewick, Washington Speed Traps
Speed limit changes from 50 to 35 heading north on clodfelter (also downhill). KPD sits in the turn lane to the Badger Canyon Apartments with their SMD saving the speed that the vehicles were at before they adjust their speed and ticketing all cars coming down the hill.
Motorcycle cops sit at the crosswalk/intersection of Ridgeline Dr and S Clodfelter Rd using laser at vehicles heading east on Ridgeline Dr and vehicles heading south on S Clodfelter Rd. The speed changes from 50 to 35 and they laser and save the speed of all cars at the point of speed change.
Speed Limit drops to 35 for a short distance before picking back up to 50. Cops hang out in the empty lot next to the RV dealer. Especially at night/early morning with their lights off.
Patrol car lurks deep in shadows cast by Grocery Outlet (SE corner of intersection). Going north on Olympia, you can’t see it until it’s radaring you directly broadside. My suspicion is that it’s both a speed trap and an intersection monitoring method.
Going west on W 19th, near the stop sign at S Olympia, is a 20 mph ‘when children are present’ sign. Coming up a hill approaching Olympia, you don’t see the KPD squad car in the First Christian Church parking lot, but if you didn’t slow from 30 to 20 just because there might theoretically be a child in sight, you’ll get nailed if the officer sees any free-range children about. The officer can see down the side streets, but you can’t until it’s too late.