Sumner, Washington Speed Traps
Headed south on E Valley, Sumner PD sits at the bottom of Forrest Canyon Rd. on RH side of E Valley and uses SMDs to catch folks coming down Forrest Canyon (speed limit drops to 25mph entering Sumner city limits); they are positioned to catch the SB traffic on E Valley as they come around a corner also. This is at the very edge of the Sumner city limits and is typical of where they set up for speed traps. As E Valley goes into Sumner a little farther southbound (right after passing RV lot on left) they set up on right to catch folks as speed limit goes from 35mph to 25…… big money maker!
The entire town of Sumner has posted speed limits of 25mph and you had better abide by them, or you Will get a ticket! The police are thick in this little town, day and night, city and side streets.
On highway 410 going towards Sumner, Bonney Lake area Sate Troopers wait for you just as you get onto 410 and past the Valley Ave exit for sumner, they wait a half mile down in a clearing to the right with their guns.
WSP sits either on the right shoulder or in the median at the bottom of the hill. Most of the time the area is worked by two cars.
speed limit is 55 on this 4lane divided hwy state patrol car perches on overpass behind sign and uses speed measuring devices on the Westbound traffic as motorists drive down a steep hill. Up to 5 state patrol chase vehicles actually stop and cite the drivers