Pullman, Washington Speed Traps
From Line St. in Moscow, ID, to the Pullman City Limits, there are a multitude of speed limit changes that will trap the unsuspecting driver (and the occasional college student). In Moscow, you have Moscow PD, Idaho State Police, and Latah County Sheriff patrolling the Idaho side of the highway (Highway 8), and on the Washington side, you have Whitman County Sheriff, Washington State Patrol, and Pullman PD (in the city limits). From the state line to the Pullman city limits (near the back entrance to WSU/Pullman Airport Rd.), it’s pretty rural, and far too easy to go over the posted 55MPH limit.
Moscow-Pullman Road from Line St. to the Palouse Mall is clearly posted 25 MPH, 35MPH, and 45 MPH, till you get to the new location of James Toyota, where it picks up to 55MPH to the Pullman City Limits, where the speed drops to 35MPH (with a false ‘Reduced Speed 35MPH’ sign…a favorite trick of Washington LE to justify writing those expensive speed infraction tickets) just before Bishop Blvd.
During weekends, the police parks right under Vogel Plant Sciences Building, and watches radar for traffic coming from north.
They wait in Sunnyside Park parking lot. This used to be 55 until recently, now it is 35.
City has WSU officers doing Radar watch from hill side so even if you slow down to the "limit" as you go down the north hill as WSU car is already heading south on the way to get you
WSU or Pullman Cop sits in the Chief Joe Apt’s parking lot radaring people in the rear coming down the hill.