Fountain Valley speed traps have become as common and annoying as the amount of Starbucks I see on my way to work. I mean really, who needs to stop every two blocks to get another cup of coffee? I’ve had enough of the city climbing into my pocket to pull out cash that I don’t have because I am trying to get to work on time and refill that pocket. If you were to ask Cypress law enforcement why they are cracking down so hard, they will probably tell you it is to keep the streets safe from dangerous motorists.
Truth be told, they might have somewhat of a point. In 2006, statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) showed that four people died and 476 people were injured in Fountain Valley car accidents. Supposedly, setting up speed traps discourages drivers from exceeding the speed limit in areas that are prone to catastrophic injury. Either way, I think there are a few too many bushes with radar guns sticking out of them, and when you come to the following bushes it would be wise to slow your roll.
Heil Avenue between Harbor Boulevard and Newhope Street Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, the speed limit drops from 45 to 25 mph due to the school zone. An officer waits on either side of the street, usually in the mornings, before school starts. Eleven users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.
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Warner Avenue and Brookhurst Avenue Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle police officer parks in the shopping center parking lot and catches speeding motorists. Twenty-eight users confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Warner Avenue near Ward Avenue Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle police officer parks at the entrance to the golf course where Ward ends at Mile Square Park, waiting to catch speeding motorists. Four users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Harbor Boulevard near Warner Avenue Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle officer parks just north of Warner Avenue next to the car wash. Fifteen users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Brookhurst Street near Thistle Avenue Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, an officer waits in the parking lot entrance of the park by the tennis courts, typically monitoring north-bound traffic. This is just prior to the shopping complex. One user confirmed that this is a speed trap.
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