Yakima, Washington Speed Traps
This street is patrolled heavily by motorcycle cops. They sit at intersections where they can barely be seen. The street has a downward slope from west to east and is easy to go over 30 mph. The traffic rarely drives the speed limit and the motocycle cops frequent this street between 16th Avenue and 40th Avenue.
Officer sits in an alley enterance behind a solid fence on a Motorcycle. By the time you are on top of him, it’s too late. The speed limit on this one way 4 lane aretrial is 25 MPH, changing to 30 MPH. He sits right at the 30 MPH sign.
The officer sits on the east side of the street on a blind curve. He rides a motorcycle, uses a laser and pretty much writes up everyone he stops. This is heavily travled four lane arterial with a 30 MPH speed limit.
Yakima police love the area on Nob Hill between 48th and 64th Ave. The speed limit was changed from 40 to 35 in 2001 in anticipation of a Wal-Mart store going in. The store has yet to go in, and there is no logical reason to have it at 35 mph, so naturally the police hang out at the top of the hill underneath some large trees. I’ve seen motorcycle, marked, and unmarked cars at all times of the day.
Just after exit 26 overpass, WSP will be waiting in a blind spot in the median. They may work in teams with air or with a spotter just before the main bridge at the last rest stop. It is nearly impossible to see them in this hidden area after the overpass until you are right on top of them.