Rockford roads deliver no joy, if it's not a pothole that gets you, it's a speed trap that fills you with worry. Where are the worst speed traps you've seen?

Following the Speed Limit is the Law

Yes, we should be watching our speed more carefully, it is the law after all. Tickets are expensive, and auto insurance rates are too.

My memory isn't perfect but I swear a lot of roads around Rockford change the speed limits. Those changes also seem to happen randomly.

Am I making that up?

Am I the only one who thinks that?

It's also frustrating how some roads are one speed limit and then quickly change to another, and inevitably we miss that change and get pulled over.

It almost seems like it's on purpose.

At this moment, I can't tell you if the speed limit changes on Spring Brook Rd from the east side of Mulford to the west side but I've been pulled over a couple of times and it seemed as if I was crawling when I saw the police lights.

While safety I'm sure is part of the 'speed limit planning' conversation, I'm willing to bet that officials also considered ways to trap us on these roads for a quick money grab.

Where Are the Worst Speed Traps in the Rockford Area

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Would you believe there's is actually a website that keeps a record of speed traps in every city around the country? According to speedtrap.org says these are some of the worst speed traps in the 815.

Charles Street between Mulford and Perryville

 

The speed limit is 35 mph on Charles in this section. Police car is usually parked back off the entrance of Arlington Park cemetery on the north side of the road.

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North Main St north of Fulton Ave

 

About a quarter-mile north of Fulton Avenue, north of Eddy Avenue, and south of Halsted.

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Riverside Blvd and Main Street

 

N. Main St. in Rockford is one bad speed trap.

During the few years that I lived in Rockton, N. Main/Rt 2 was my regular drive to and from work. I saw police often waiting to nab speeders in all kinds of partially hidden spots on the stretch north of Riverside/N. Main.

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Interstate 39 near Baxter Rd

 

Trooper sits on Baxter Rd overpass and runs radar (usually on northbound traffic). After you crest the hill chase cars are waiting on the exit ramp to nail you.

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Highway 251 near New Milford School Rd

 

Going through New Milford, just south of Rockford, the speed goes from 50 mph to 30 mph in a manner of about a mile. The drop from 40 to 30 southbound is on a downhill with no advance notice.

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Where did you find a speed trap that we all need to know about?

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