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TransCanada Highway #20/40

Autoroute 20, Ontario border- Montreal

There are often speedtraps between the border and Montreal. Another popular hotspot is on Autoroute 40, just past the city of Anjou in the Montreal Area. A popular spot is on Autoroute 55 between Trois-Riviere and Grand-Mere. The SQ hides one vehicle behind overpass barriers and another later on to get you. You can get a ticket starting at 111 km/h, although they usually let it slide under 120.


Autoroute 40, Montreal West Island

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 Autoroute 40, Anjou

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.


Autoroute 20, Dorval

Along this three-lane stretch you will bypass an exit for the town and airport of Dorval. Immediately after that you go under an overpass, and the highway curves right. A chain-link fence along the right side of the highway will prevent you from spotting a cruiser sitting in the wedge of an access ramp to this highway.


Autoroute 20, Champlain Bridge

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.


Highway 20, south of Montreal

Right after getting off the island of Montreal (Sainte-Ann-de-Bellevue) there is a real good spot for the pigs to hide on the right hand side behind the concrete separators. You can sometimes see the top of his lights, and he catches 2-3 people a day.


Highway 20, Victoriaville

Within 10 miles of the Victoriaville exit on Highway 20 on the West or the East Side. They hide under the overpass. Be careful there


Highway 20, Trois Rivieres - Drummondville

Frequent radar operations along Autoroute 20 with 5-6 police cars at the same locations. Watch for radar under the overpass at the Three Rivers (Trois-Rivieres) exit.


Autoroute 40, Montreal West Island

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


Autoroute 40, Anjou

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.

See also Highway 401, Ontario.

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.


Montreal

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.

Gatineau (Hull)

Fournier Boulevard

On Fournier Boulevard, approaching the city of Hull, 4-5 police cars hide behind the warehouse while one officer holds a hand-held radar. They have this operation on at least half a dozen times a year.


Monte Carlo Blvd,

Monte Carlo Blvd, near junction with Cannes. Unmarked Metro Gatineau police car (often a dark green LTD) checking speeds of traffic ascending and descending tempting slope on Monte Carlo. Especially weekday afternoons (after primary school hours and during rush hour).


Route 307 North

Route 307 North, 1 km N. of interchange with Autoroute-50. Just after bend at railway overpass. Watch for unmarked police cars operating radar speed traps. Especially weekday mornings.


Autoroute-5 North at Autoroute-50 off ramp

Autoroute-5 North, 1 km after entering province from Ontario via McDonald-Cartier Bridge, just after Autoroute-50 off ramp, watch for regular marked QPF vehicle behind interchange bridge supports. Usually weekday mornings, when highway is clear: speed limit here is only 70 km/h.


Autoroute 50

Coming out of the metro Ottawa/Hull area going towards Masson about 7 km out has a warning sign in French that loosely translates to AERIAL SURVEILLANCE (not too sure if this is a bluff, but the Surrete du Quebec is notorious...)

Also, see Ottawa, Ontario

Other Quebec

Highway 15., Montreal - New York

Heading south from Montreal, at about 5-6 kms from the border, the highway passes an underpass and immediately does a "sharp" right. Look for a couple QPF cars there during daylight hours.


Route 138, Khanawake:

Route 138: This suburb of Montreal has a long stretch of road with numerous locations to position their police cruisers. A few regular spots are: the lots on either side of the railway crossing; in the parking lot of a car dealer at the only stoplight in Khanawake on the 138; and more frequently in either direction in an area known as the "Khanawake Circle", noted for it's fun S-curve twist to change heading 90 degrees, begging to push the tires that much more... especially on a sunny day why go 50 km/h here when pull ing out of the turn at 110 km/h feels good...? Well, they wait...


Autoroute 15, Laval - St Jovite

This north/south highway, has various traps, working at any one time. The Surete du Quebec are a sneeky bunch, who like to hide behind overpass pillars, and just beyond overpasses. Be wary of traps in the Laval area and in the lower Laurentians. If you see two cars parked opposite each other, they are more than likely just chatting and not trapping. Single car set-ups are the norm. Multi-car set-ups occur farther up north, near Ste Agathe, and and St.Jovite (Rte 117)


Autoroute 10, at Hwy 35

Direction west (toward Montreal) just under the overpass of highway 35. The Surete du Quebec hide in the middle. If you see a car, it is a radar waiting on you.


Autoroute 30, Grande-Allte - Cousineau

Going east on Autoroute 30 between the Grande-Allte and Cousineau exits right after the overpass.

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