5 more major Denver speed traps

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After the National Motorists Association placed Denver among the ten worst cities in the U.S. and Canada for speed traps, Alan Prendergast listed the top five speed traps in Denver according to Speedtrap.org. But these are hardly the only reported speed traps in the area. Below, see Speedtrap's next five, complete with interactive maps and user descriptions, so you'll have an even better idea when and where to take the lead out of your foot.


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5. I-25 South Bound Before Deer Creek Road Exit, I-25 S under 470: "Douglas County Police stake this spot out during morning Rush hour with Drivers side window pointed North. Laser is used at oncoming south bound traffic. When you think your out of the woods your not as you keep going south on I-25 you come up on the I-25 470 interchange, Lone tree police sit at the bottom of the hill on I-25 south underneath the i-470 interchange. They will read your speed with laser just as you come over the crest of the hill before heading to the bottom of the hill under I-470. If your doing 80 at the crest of that hill and you get lasered your toast. Just watch your speed on I-25 south between Dry creek and I-470. The local police are out there trying to make money so beware."

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Dalai Llama
Dalai Llama

Items 1 and 3 are the same - Speer changes name to 1st at Downing. 

In item 5, shouldn't that be Dry Creek instead of Deer Creek? It's been written up as Deer Creek ever since last January at www.speedtrap.org/view/Colorad..., but is there such a thing?

Thanks, Westword, for the good work.

Sammy Haggar
Sammy Haggar

Nebraska took the economic incentive away by redirecting all fines to the general school fund.  Nothing like calling their bluff.

VokNee
VokNee

Never, EVER speed over the top of a hill OR around a blind curve, even with the best available radar detection equipment you will be toast and they know it.

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Winthrope Haversham
Winthrope Haversham

Not quite a speed trap, but DPD officers post up in front of the goodwill on broadway at archer to bust drivers using the bus lane during restricted hours on weekdays

quagland
quagland

1st/gilpin is essentially the same as Speer/Downing to University.  Same stretch of road.  In my 20 years here, if it's a 30 mph zone, don't speed. 

Bill
Bill

That speed limit was left over from the horse and buggy era. The city just hasn't gotten around to updating the signs.

Marcus Rose
Marcus Rose

Living here the last 4 years...I agree with the survey about Denver and its speed traps.

I notice allot of police sitting on bikes on in their cars cherry picking cars coming toward them...but what I say to people who don't want to be on the wrong end of a ticket is to do what I did.  I spent $500.00 on the top-of-the-line radar detector.  It picks up everything including those tools who sit in the photo vans!  It has a user update able database that you can get the marked speed traps & red light cameras.  Very easy to do on a PC.

I haven't even come close to a ticket with this detector.  Its worth the money...and I would suggest everyone who reads this to buy one!  go to escortradar.com and take a look at the 9500IX....you won't regret it!   

ALight
ALight

Don't forget 20th Street eastbound between Chestnut and Blake St. The speed limit dips down to 25 mph as you go under a bridge and then go uphill toward Wazee and Blake. The cops sit at the corner of Blake and pull cars over left and right. Like shooting fish in a barrel. There is no rational reason why the speed limit should be 25 here. Total speed trap. 

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