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      03-23-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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Crazy Speed Trap I Saw While Driving Home

So, driving on 280 North from San Mateo to San Francisco...usually there are one or two cops along the freeway near San Mateo/Milbrae...but wow todays trap was crazy. I saw about 9 or 10 cop cars positioned with their radars ready to pop some speeders.... Freaken...I actually saw them rev off one by one to catch them and get them to stop on an exit ramp (hehe i followed). So it was like....Car...Cop....Car...Cop...Car...Cop..etc. This was some crazzzzzzzzy shiiet!!!
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I thought the CHP don't use radar on 280? Thought they just pace you. Where they hiding at the on ramps? Which exits?
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End of month quotas coming up, everyone needs to be carefull around this time of month no matter where you live!
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I thought the CHP don't use radar on 280? Thought they just pace you. Where they hiding at the on ramps? Which exits?
it was before the San Bruno/Sneath Lane Exit. Yeah..why wouldn't they use radars? lol. They weren't parked parrallel to the freeway, but with the front of the car facing the freeway itself ready to just speed off and catch.

This is the first time I ever seen this on 280 though
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End of month quotas coming up, everyone needs to be carefull around this time of month no matter where you live!
No Quotas for the CHP, this is a crack down on one of the fastest average speed freeways in California. They have been trying to slow 280 down for a decade. Run a solid radar/laser detector and listen to the radio and you can head off most of these traps. They only last a few hours anyway.
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No Quotas for the CHP, this is a crack down on one of the fastest average speed freeways in California. They have been trying to slow 280 down for a decade. Run a solid radar/laser detector and listen to the radio and you can head off most of these traps. They only last a few hours anyway.
Really? I thought all LEO's had quotas to meet every month, especially highway patrol officers. Dont know how it is in Cali, but highway patrol here is aching to give tickets around this time of month.
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Yeah, they been posting on 880 near south Fremont by automall too.......

california need more money i guess.
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up here in the MTL, no joke, on my way to work(which is 30 mins from my house), there are 3-5 speed traps per DAY.... the po-po are out BIG time this year
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Really? I thought all LEO's had quotas to meet every month, especially highway patrol officers. Dont know how it is in Cali, but highway patrol here is aching to give tickets around this time of month.
Actually as I understand it they have to spend a specific amount of time to spend on traffic enforcement and there is a average daily about of violation officers write when doing this. They generally like to keep that number at or above the average. Kind of a quota I guess. Anyway thats just what I heard when I was on a ride along some years back.
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When I lived near San Diego they'd do this sort of thing on Interstate 8 every now and then. At one point, the news announced that the CHP would ticket for 1 MPH over the limit.
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it was before the San Bruno/Sneath Lane Exit. Yeah..why wouldn't they use radars? lol. They weren't parked parrallel to the freeway, but with the front of the car facing the freeway itself ready to just speed off and catch.

This is the first time I ever seen this on 280 though
I have been driving on 280 regularly for over 10 years and haven't seen them use radar, not even once. CHP just pace speeders to determine their speed. I was pulled over once by CHP on 280 once and when he saw my radar detector, he said it is unless on this freeway because they don't use radar. Did you see them use the radar gun?
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So, driving on 280 North from San Mateo to San Francisco...usually there are one or two cops along the freeway near San Mateo/Milbrae...but wow todays trap was crazy. I saw about 9 or 10 cop cars positioned with their radars ready to pop some speeders.... Freaken...I actually saw them rev off one by one to catch them and get them to stop on an exit ramp (hehe i followed). So it was like....Car...Cop....Car...Cop...Car...Cop..etc. This was some crazzzzzzzzy shiiet!!!
In santa clara county, they have 4 officers dedicated to only issuing speeding tickets from 9am-4pm and i see them quite often in 280.
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haha, thats funny
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Watch out for ghetto birds. I was on the 880 on my way to SJ and they had a ghetto bird radio in chp to pull people over. I guess it wasnt a fluke...
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No Quotas for the CHP, this is a crack down on one of the fastest average speed freeways in California. They have been trying to slow 280 down for a decade. Run a solid radar/laser detector and listen to the radio and you can head off most of these traps. They only last a few hours anyway.
Are you serious?? 280 is one of the fastest average speed freeways in california??!? I lived in SD for about 3 years, and after driving on the 805 and 5 down in socal, it feels like everyone drives like grandmas up here. I'm always finding myself feeling so frustrated and irritated when i drive on the freeways up here cuz everyone's so slow!

although, i hardly ever see any cops in socal.l
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Are you serious?? 280 is one of the fastest average speed freeways in california??!? I lived in SD for about 3 years, and after driving on the 805 and 5 down in socal, it feels like everyone drives like grandmas up here. I'm always finding myself feeling so frustrated and irritated when i drive on the freeways up here cuz everyone's so slow!

although, i hardly ever see any cops in socal.l
haha yeah, i've heard tha socal drivers drive faster then norcal.
i remember some guy saying that SOCAL cars were made to be faster than NORCAL cars
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up here in the MTL, no joke, on my way to work(which is 30 mins from my house), there are 3-5 speed traps per DAY.... the po-po are out BIG time this year
Not in Vancouver, we are harsh under-police here, and whatever police force that we have, they are usually sitting at tim hortons drinking coffee or eating doughnuts
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