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Madison County Speed Traps

Location

Run by who

Scanner used

Average ticket cost

Description

I-270 (exit 3 AB)

ISP

Radar

$150

Cop sits on the westbound lanes at Route 3 looking for speeders and aggressive drivers. This is an automatic ticket if you get pulled over.

I-270 (west of I-255 to river)

ISP

Radar

$150

Cops normally sit at either end of the construction zone enforcing the 45 MPH limit. Besides that, they look for aggressive drivers. On a good day, they may give you up to 54 MPH but on a bad day watch out!

IL 3 between IL 143 and I-270

Hartford city cops, ISP

Radar

$75

When the flood gates are open, the city cop hides in there and enforces the 50-55 MPH speed limit. The state cop sometimes use the highway to crack down on aggressive drivers and speeding vehicles as well once you clear the Hartford limits.

IL 111 in South Roxana

City cops

Radar

$75

Watch out in the south end of town by the Casey's. Cop nails people either entering or leaving town.

IL 143 in Marine

City cops

Radar

$75

Very hilly section of IL 143 that it is almost impossible to find cops. When in Marine limits, obey the posted speed limit or the city cop is going to have dinner at your expense.

Alby Road at Homer M. Adams Parkway

Alton city cops

Radar

$75

My mom has warned me about this section of highway -- heavy police action. Believe me -- she is a victim of it. Alby Road is in a very hilly section and it's very hard to spot cop cars.

I-270

Various

Various

$75-150

Every Thursday this entire highway is a speed trap -- do the posted speed limits whenever possible. Be careful if you venture into Florissant -- the cops run laser there! I have also seen airplanes and unmarked cars used to catch speeders.