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Cypress Speed Traps

Locals are less than excited about what seems to be an increase in Cypress speed traps. These speed traps are spread all over the city, in what seems to be an attempt by the city to take money from hard-working citizens. Although this sounds like a classic battle of David and Goliath, there are many positive uses for speed traps in these areas that aren't associated with knocking out the Cypress' budget deficit. Cypress speed traps are placed in areas that have a high rate of car accidents; theoretically, they are there to save lives.

Personally, speed traps aren't as bothersome to me as they were before red light cameras were installed. I would much rather argue with a police officer before arguing with a judge, but the concept of our law enforcement hiding and emerging from behind bushes to issue a ticket seems a little silly. My feelings aside, they have a purpose of decreasing catastrophic injury and death -- a worthy cause that should be recognized.

According to the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) in 2006, four people died and 172 were injured in Cypress car collisions. If speed traps are placed in areas that are prone to Cypress car accident, it would be wise to stay alert in the following areas.

Valley View Street and Katella Avenue Speed Trap

According to speedtrap.org, one block north of Katella Avenue, next to hope street, the posted speed limit has recently changed and motorcycle police officers have started catching motorists that have yet to notice. Nine users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.

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Holder Street near Cerritos Avenue Speed Trap

According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle police officer parks at the west end corner of Holder Street right before Cerritos Avenue. Nine users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.

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Walker Street near Lincoln Boulevard Speed Trap

According to speedtrap.org, there is a "no right turn on red" from north-bound Walker to east bound Lincoln. More than one unit often sets up in liquor store parking lots. People that are aware of this intersection often speed up to avoid the long wait just to make a right turn. Nine users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.

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Orange Avenue near Cypress City College Speed Trap

According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle police officer can often be found lurking in one of the apartment house driveways near Cypress during daylight hours. The posted speed is 35 mph but the prevailing speed is usually mugh higher. The area gets worked like a garden patch -- the combination of a wide street and light traffic is just too tempting! Fifteen users confirmed that this is a speed trap.

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Lincoln Avenue near Denni Street Speed Trap

According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle police officer parks in resident driveways waiting to catch speeding motorists. Seven users have confirmed this is a speed trap.

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Orange Avenue between Walker Street and Valley View Street Speed Trap

According to speedtrap.org, there is usually a motorcycle poice officer hidden behind the concrete wall immediately after you pass the community center. People often speed on Orange Avenue, so watch your speed near this community center and you will be fine. Thirteen users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.

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