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  1. #1
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    Default Road Trip

    Hi,

    I will be doing a trip from Vancouver BC to Las Vegas. I would appreciate any information about common speed traps along the way, usual police tolerance, the amount for tickets and especially the speed that can get you in big trouble or land you an expensive ticket (400+). I will have my V1 POP1 with me and post my experiences after my return.

    I will take this route:

    Start: Depart Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on W 12th Ave (West) 0.9
    1: Turn LEFT (South) onto Oak St 3.0


    2: Keep STRAIGHT onto HWY-99 [Oak St] 43.9


    3: Entering Washington
    4: Road name changes to I-5 150.5


    5: At exit 182, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-405 towards I-405 / Bellevue / Renton 31.1
    6: At exit 11, turn RIGHT onto Ramp towards I-90 / Spokane / Seattle / Mercer Island 0.1


    7: Take Ramp (LEFT) onto I-90 towards I-90 / Spokane 162.2


    8: Reconstruction near Issaquah (EB) (January 10, 2005 - June 30, 2005)


    9: At exit 110, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-82 [US-97] towards I-82 / US-97 / Yakima 133.0


    10: Resurfacing between Holmes and Ellensburg (SB) (July 19, 2004 - March 31, 2005)


    11: At exit 82, turn RIGHT onto Ramp towards WA-22 / WA-221 / Mabton / Paterson 0.5
    12: Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-22 [E Meade Ave] 0.2
    13: Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-22 0.9


    14: Turn LEFT (East) onto SR-221 41.8


    15: Turn LEFT (East) onto SR-14 21.6
    16: Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-82 [US-395] towards I-82 18.3


    17: Entering Oregon


    18: Take Ramp (LEFT) onto I-84 [US-30] towards I-84 / Pendleton 676.4


    19: Entering Idaho


    20: Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-84 towards I-84 / Ogden 156.5


    21: Entering Utah


    22: Road name changes to I-15 [I-84] 787.7


    23: Rehabilitation near Wheatgrass (SB) (July 1, 2004 - July 29, 2005)


    24: Entering Arizona


    25: Entering Nevada


    26: At exit 42, turn RIGHT onto Ramp towards US-95 / US-93 / I-515 / Martin L King Blvd / Reno / Phoenix / Downtown LV 0.2
    27: Take Ramp (LEFT) onto I-515 [US-93] towards US-93 / I-515 / Phoenix / Downtown LV 1.5
    28: At exit 75B, turn RIGHT onto Ramp towards Casino Ctr Blvd 0.4
    29: Turn LEFT (East) onto Stewart Ave


    I will come back probably by going to LA than taking I5 (or 101 if time permits) back.

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    one suggestion on traveling through the states go to:http://www.speedtrap.org/index.html

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    http://www.beartraps.com/ you can acutally search interstates on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    http://www.beartraps.com/ you can acutally search interstates on this one
    Thanks for that. I'd seen the speedtraps.org one but not that one. Nice site.

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    Default Utah Speedtraps

    Hi, I just joined the forums.

    I-15 down through Utah has several popular spots. Most everyone speeds through the Salt Lake Valley, so just stay in the right lanes and you should be okay. When you get south of Provo (50 miles south of SLC), you get to some wide-open country. There are intermittent traps throughout most of the south Provo area.

    The worst area is 10 miles either side of Nephi (30 miles south of Provo). The Utah Highway Patrol loves to sit in the median. They aren't even very subtle about it. Slow down around Nephi. 30 miles farther south, you'll be approaching Fillmore (I once lived there). The UHP occasionally sets ups here, but the county sheriff department is the big problem.

    They use gray, brown, or blue Crown Vics and park in the median where there's a fair amount of sage brush. The cars are hard to see. The speed limit is 75, and they usually don't bother you until 83-84. This may differ if you have out of state tags. I don't yet have a radar/laser detector so I can't tell you what bands are in the area. However, the county Sheriff in Fillmore is known to use laser and radar.

    The little corner of Arizona just before entering Nevada is also notorious for traps.

    Your post didn't say when you were leaving. I hope this helps.

 

 

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