Halifax Area Speed Traps
A. Murray MacKay Bridge Inbound to Halifax
On your way out of Dartmouth via Highway 111 aka ‘the CircumferenceHighway’ the speed drops from 80 km/h to 50 km/h maybe 1km or so before the bridge. There is a slight right turn in the highway and you can’t see the bridge until you get around it. The police always park just before the toll gates and they clock you as soon as you come around that turn!
Aerotech overpass on Highway 102
Cop parks on the overpass and can ticket speeding cars coming both ways. There are usually three chase cars parked on the ramp.
Bayers Road Turnpike near Bayers Road Street
They stand before the exit to turn to Bayers Road Shopping Center and hide behind a tree, at the end of Bicentenniel Highway Street near Bayers Street
Nearby, three policemen can be checking for speeders at the foot of a winding hill.
Bedford Hwy right by the Mount Alison University
Cops hide in the CN Rail place, across the street from the Mount, trying to ticket cars going from Halifax to Bedford direction.
Tere is another police car behind a telephone pole waiting to chase you, if you fail to stop.
Connaught Avenue near Windsor Street
Turning on Connaught from Windsor the is quite a steep hill and if vehicles coasting down it without applying their brakes will exceed the speed limit. The Ave then goes into a long dual lane straight stretch. The police park hidden on Regent Rd.
All apporaching and merging onto Magazine Hill travelling from Bedford to Burnside, where the cops hide down Dartmoor Street on the right (looks like a laneway) or across the street on a gravel patch. The speed posted is 50, while trying to merge onto higway at 90
Highway 102 at Pennington Ave.
Coming inbound on 102 as you enter Halifax near Romans Ave / Bayers Rd the police set up to get you from the 90 to 70 to 50 km decelleration zone.
Outbound past Halifax international Airport just before Enfield Irving exit. When you get about a mile past the Airport watch out for radar traps before you get to the Enfield Exit. The cops sit at the bottom of the hill to get you.
Hwy 102 inbound at Exit 5A
Anyone travelling into Halifax/Dartmouth via the 102 – 1km past the Hilton hotel by the 5A on ramp you can catch one car on the overpass clocking speed while they sit 3-5 cars on the ramp awaiting the description of the offenders. Typically you will see multiple cars pulled over during this trap.
Inbound on the 102 at the Ackerley Exit
As you head into Halifax on the 102 and round the corner headed downhill just before the first exit to Burnside Industrial Park. At least on cop there all the time.
Joseph Howe Drive
They sit on Joseph Howe Drive on a side street as your heading towards the Armdale Rotary. The road goes downhill and they wait there and if you don’t apply the brakes your probably over the 50 kms/hr speed limit.
Joseph Howe Drive
Onn Joseph Howe Drive toward the rotary (at the end of the North West Arm) go the speed limit. There is usually a cop hiding at the bottom of this hill in the lot of the church, and sometimes, in the driveway of a hidden house (lots of trees) in the middle of the hill. So once you go over the lip to go down, slow down!!
Near the Bicentennial highway overpass, by the Ashburn Golf and Country Club driveway, there is a trap hiding under the trees. They are extra strict about speeding during hours when school has just been let out!
When you are going along Kearny Lake, on Kearny Lake Road, there will be a hill at the end of the lake (heading towards Bedford from Halifax). At the bottom of the hill, there is an abandoned building to the right and a cop sits there, catching people in BOTH directions.
Lacewood Drive @ Cederbrae Lane
Cops park in Cederbrae Lane to catch people coming down the hill on Lacewood Drive from the Dunbrack Street intersection.
This is their home away from home….I`m sure they make the wages up for a good percentage of the police dept here…if they were really interested in safety, don`t you think they would put up better signs to warn you it`s only 50 klicks in that area
MacDonald Bridge Halifax
2 women had on yellow vest and shorts at the end of the MacDonald Bridge Halifax side. They had a portable radar gun by there side and when a car got really close she held up the gun and clocked the car. Then she pointed here finger at the car and radioed to a police car to stop it. I seen this happen 3 times while i waited for the light to change to go on the bridge.
NW Arm Drive Spryfield twrd Dunbrack at the 102 interchange
At the 102 interchange the police set a trap just NW of the Interchange where the speed is reduced to 60 from 80. They are in a blind dip on the other side of the interchange and even if you are decelerating to meet the 60 they will nail you. No excuses..it’s entering a school zone. I was ticketed 9PM Sunday evening.
Quinpool Road inbound Halifax 1/4 mile past Rotary
Just prior to a hill and left bend in Quinpool there is a cul-du-sac on the right leading to a small island in the NW Arm. The police hide in this and get drivers accelerating from the Rotary proceeding to city centre.
South bound into Halifax on the 102 under exit 4c
When you are coming into Halifax on the 102 southbound, there is the exit for Bedford Commons (Glendale Avenue), exit 4c, you’ll pass this exit and be coming up on the bridge on the 102, under the bridge but just past it is a median, they radar southbound traffic.
This is just before the interchange for Bedford/Sackville.
Southbound on Northwest Arm Drive
As Dunbrack Street becomes Northwest Arm Drive at the overpass crossing the 102 they set up in a small parking area next to the off ramp from the 102 to catch cars accelerating out of the school zone onto this open stretch of road. Beware of the second car parked at the water pumping station hidden around the turn to the right. Then there may be a third car waiting at the intersection with Old Sambro Road.
Northwest Arm Drive is all limited access and all cross streets have traffic lights with prior warning lights if your lane is red or is about to change from green but is not a place to be over the limit!!
St. Margarets Bay Road in Timberlea
Inbound just before the Anglican church the speed drops from 70 to 50 around the 2800 civic numbers. The RCMP park just around the bend in the 50 km zone with the radar on – especially when school is in session. Slow Down.
Hwy 102 at Bayers Road
Hwy turns from 100 km/h to 70 and suddenly 50 going down hill. Most people dont slow down. Cops sit in a one way side street that meets Bayers Rd. As soon as you come over the peak they have yo