Bakersfield, California, an area in Southern California rich in music history, museum exhibits, regional attractions… and unfortunately, speed traps.
Spread across Bakersfield and Kern County are a plethora of hidden areas where police officers are ready to flash intimidating lights out and steal your money.
The speed traps are usually in areas that have a high rate of Bakersfield car accidents. Monitoring areas know to have car accidents is fair. What is not fair, however, to to have our police officers wait in these areas and have them pounce on Bakersfield drivers.
Since Kern County motorists are aware of speed traps in the Bakersfield area, these drivers usually slow down and follow the speed limit when they drive by. Whether it works or not is debatable, but the number of Bakersfield car crash injuries and deaths isn’t exactly a promotion.
To get an accurate picture of Bakersfield’s road record, statistics from the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), information on this website indicated that in one year, 24 people died and 1,126 were injured in a Bakersfield car accident.
Pedestrians were safer, but still above average with 4 dying and 94 people being injured. If you come across the following areas while driving through Bakersfield, reduce your speed — there is no good excuse for a life lost.
What Are the Basic Speed Laws
The basic speed law in California declares “that no person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.“
This law is enforced on all roads in California. Drivers who violate the California speed law have the possibility of paying a fine that can be up to $400 dollars.
Old River Road South and the I-5 Overpass Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, an unmarked police car monitors speed of cars passing the dairy farms. A CHP on the overpass will then pull you over due to your speed recorded by the unmarked vehicle. Twenty two users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Castro Lane between Ming Avenue and Belle Terrace Speed Trap
speedtrap.org, a website for general information on care speed traps, motorcycle police officer parks along the side streets in this area. Nine users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Highway 99 Northbound, just before highway 58 West on-ramp Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle police officer is very well hidden in this area. Twenty three users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Highway 65 @ Poso Creek Bridge Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, the CHP sets up 3/4 of a mile south of the bridge on a turn out or just north of the bridge. Most motorists are caught going up or down the hill. Ten users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Rosedale Highway and Lone Oak Drive Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle police officer sits at Old Farm Road on the north side of the street. Thirty five users have confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Ming Avenue and South El Portal Speed Trap
According to speedtrap.org, a motorcycle police officer parks on south El Portal and catches speeding motorists. Twenty three users confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Airport Drive near Norris Road
According to speedtrap.org, CHP are almost constantly patrolling Airport Drive between Norris Road and 7th. Police officers will hide on side streets and various places, as well as perform general patrolling. Fifteen users confirmed that this is a speed trap.
Caught in a Speed-Trap
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