Speed traps around Montreal
Montreal West Island, Autoroute 40
On holidays/weekends, expect a trap on the inside of the curve where it bends left just before St. Charles. You’ll see most of the faster drivers slow down and move right on the approach to this curve.
Eastbound Highway 40 is suppose to be Westbound. On WEEKDAYS between 7:30am and 12:00, expect a trap on the inside of the curve where it bends left just before St. Charles. One police car tends to sit at the bend(where you can’t see him) with 2 or 3 cars further up the road, ready to pull you over. You’ll see most of the faster drivers slow down and move right on the approach to this curve
Anjou, Autoroute 40
At the Anjou Interchange. As you round the anti-clockwise bend, there it is. Too late to slow down in this 70 km zone, but everyone is accelerating up to 100 km which begins within the next 200 meters.
Montreal, Champlain Bridge Autoroute 15/20
Outside of rush hour it’s tempting to bomb down the bridge, especially since the speed limit is a paltry 70 km/h. I myself have been known to hit 130 on it at 3 in the morning. Beware, though, that the Surete du Quebec enjoys placing a speed trap at the first exit off the bridge on the South Shore. Almost exclusively at night, because it’s hard to see them and due to the heavy traffic moving slowly during the day.
Montreal, Rachel Street
On Rachel St. between Iberville and St-Michel, 3 biker cops on Harleys enjoy to nail people speeding on this stretch. Speed limit 50 km/h.
Montreal, Parc Ave
Parc Ave heading south just north of Pine Ave(next to Parc Mont-Royal and the monument)Right after you pass the traffic light by the monument and as you approach the Pine-Parc interchange, there are often 2 or 3 cop cars hiding on the right just waiting to nail people.
Dorval, Cote de Liesse:
Look out for the trap under the last overpass before Dorval Circle. Generally not at rush hour.
Montreal, Highway 10
Police car under bridge on east direction right after Champlain Bridge, and just before Tachereau Blvd. Weeknights till early morning. When the road is desert. Speed limit 80 km/h.
Montreal – Northbound Highway 15:
Also known as the Decarie Expressway. This three-lane trench has cement walls and buildings above you on either side. Posted at 70 km/h, people frequently exceed 100 km/h.
Near the bottom, there is an onramp to the Decarie Expressway from Sherbrooke Street, providing a cruiser with excellent visibility and easy down-ramp acceleration.
A few kilometers further at the off ramp marked for Jean-Talon street, there is an overpass held up by cement columns. A set of columns are located between the off ramp and the Expressway. A police cruiser is positioned in the shadows, amongst the pillars, waiting…
Top end of Decarie, where the left lane must exit to Highway 40 West. During rush hour the traffic is so slow, police will hand-pick those drivers who cross the double-solid squeezing/forcing themselves into the left lane as well as those not wearing their seatbelt.
Northbound before curve after Queen Mary exit on right hand side of road. Southbound after Jean Talon exit on right hand side. During rush hours when traffic is still flowing fast enough to speed.
Ville St.-Laurent, Gouin Blvd):
For those wishing to get to The West Island or to Dorval Airport without having to cope with the Highway 520 morning rush, Gouin Blvd. is a great option. However, as one crosses Laurentian Blvd., Gouin Blvd. seems to open up and lend itself to making up time. NOT SO! As one takes the first soft curve left and crosses Olivier St., a police car is likely to be parked at the next crossing street (Jasmine) with its radar pointed right at the oncoming traffic. And, if one goes as little as 10 km faster than the 50 km limit, one is toast! The police is not there every morning – probably only on slow nights, before a shift change. But they have it down to a science!
Montreal , Highway 10 by Casino
Usually just after the exit for the Casino, there is a patrol car waiting at the next exit with 3-6 cars after the long right hand turn under the Victoria Bridge.
1) between Sources Road and St-Johns on the highway 40 there is a small space in the median for a cop to hide
2) on the highway 20 under the Sources overpass, cops love to hide behind the pillars
Montreal – Highway 25 Lafontaine Tunnel
When you exit Montreal from Highway Highway 25 south by the Lafontaine Underwater Tunnel, there is speed limit is 70 km/h. Weekdays early in the morning (between 2 and 4 a.m.) the “Surete du Quebec” (Quebec Provincial Police Force) make tons of of tickets there because 9 cars on 10 exit the tunnel at a speed between 100-140 km/h!!!! That will cost between $125-$275! Usually the SQ radar are parked just 200 meters outside the tunnel and their radar signals goes inside the tunnel to catch your speed long time before the exit, when you pop out the tunnel is too late dude!
Montreal, South Shore St- Lambert
Just after taking the Victoria Bridge towards the South Shore, on Sir Wilfrid Laurier Blvd. direction south. Three locations.
1) Immediately after the overpass, in the parking lot of the elementary school.
2) On the other side of the street, directly opposite the school.
3) The most common!!!!! In the parking lot of the shopping mall, immediately after the 2nd light.
Chances are, you will almost always find a police car in one of these three locations, night or day.