Seattle, Washington Speed Traps
Coming east on NE 40th, between 1st and 2nd, there is a flashing light for school zone. Often, the overhanging tree branches can obscure the ability to see the school zone advisory. Within less than 1/2 a block, two motorcycle police are parked/standing in an apartment building’s parking lot tagging motorists on radar and issuing citations. They are there often during the morning trek for school kids attending the old Latona Elementary School.
Police sits in the turn lane randomly on nights and weekends, usually on the lookout for drunk drivers due to clubs and bars further down the road going southeast. This spot is at the bottom of Denny and Elliot.
See a lot of State Troopers along this stretch, mainly from 100-110th St. Friday and Saturday nights; I see people get pulled over a lot.
If you are driving on Aurora Ave. (Highway 99) South towards Seattle, you may encounter an officer in a squad car speed-gunning on your right right before the Woodland Park Zoo. So, if you are coming south on Aurora 99, you will pass Greenlake on your left and you will begin heading up that hill where the Woodland Park Zoo is on your right. Watch Out on Friday mornings, that’s where the cop sits. It’s a perfect position because people speed in the right lane to get around other cars before the third lane merges back into two lanes at the top of the hill, and the cop can pull Right out behind you after tagging you and pull you over. Only noticed this guy on Friday mornings. 6/2007
Westlake Ave from Broad Street up to the big bend before the bridge is one big speed trap. The speed limit is 35 mph (due to lots of cross walks and pedestrians darting across the street). I commute on this road and there are always a couple of motorcycle cops hanging out on the east side of the street clocking people going north.