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Top ten speed traps in Denver, 2013 edition

About this time last year, we shared a collection of the top ten speed traps in Denver -- our second annual list culled from the most recent entries on Speedtrap.org, at site at which those who've been trapped attempt to prevent others from being similarly ensnared.

Once again, it's time for an update. Below, see interactive graphics of the ten latest speed traps as chosen by users of the site, complete with their descriptions of why you should hit the brakes as you approach them. Check out the full list below.

Number 10: 5900 Block of Pecos


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Beware if you are going northound. This is the bridge that goes over the railroad tracks on Pecos and 60th. Unmarked cop car sits diagonally at the bottom of the bridge pulling people over and giving unsuspecting law abiding citizens a $175.00 ticket for going a little over the speed limit which is 35 miles per hour. This is an industrial area and there are no schools nor homes in the area. It's a speed trap. I got pulled over and given a ticket and before I even left the scene he pulled over another poor unfortunate soul and ruined this persons day as well. I had not even left the scene yet and he had already pulled over someone else.

Number 9: Southbound Speer Blvd just past the Pepsi Center


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From my window at work, I watched two Denver patrol cars work in tandem stopping cars just about all afternoon today. There must a really big bill coming due because a car was stopped by one or the other about every 10 minutes.

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Number 8: ALERT!! RED LIGHT CAMERA WESTBOUND 8th & SPEER


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A new red-light stop camera added at Denver General Hospital -- westbound on 8th Ave at Speer. No warning sign as required by MUTCD (of course), just a "Stop Here on Red."

Number 7: Northbound or Southbound University between Yale and Asbury


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Favorite location for photo radar -- speed limit drips to 30 thru the area.

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Number 6: Pena Blvd NB at 11.5 Mile Marker


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Motorcycle patrolman hiding on or under overpass for Return-to-Airport ramp. 65mph then 45 then 35, but 35 is only marked by slowly flashing dim yellow light atop speed limit sign way off to the side of the distracting terminal/airline mega sign across the entire highway as well as a few other signs to distract you at that point.

Number 5: Colfax and Federal


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After exiting Highway 25 north heading westward onto Colfax parallel to Sports Authority Stadium drop the highway speeds ASAP as W Colfax is 40 MPH here. Just before Federal keep an eye out for motorbike mounted officers in front of the Federal underpass.

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Number 4: University Blvd (southbound) between 1st Ave & Alameda


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Just got pulled over here on the way to work this morning. Apparently the speed limit for this stretch is 30 mph (which is completely absurd considering the location). I was cited for going 46 mph in a 30 mph zone and given a $170 ticket. Extortion at it's best. I wonder what denver police officers would do if (god forbid) they had to deal with real crime....

Number 3: Underpass on Brighton Blvd before it turns into Broadway


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Coming down Bighton Blvd. going southeast, you go under a railroad bridge and the road changes to Broadway. The posted speed before the bridge is 40 but it changes to 25 AS SOON as you go under the bridge and it is posted but only about 5 feet after going under the bridge (really easy to miss!). There was a cop waiting for me with a speed gun not even 200 feet from the 25mph sign both times I've been stopped! They should have it change BEFORE you even go under the bridge!

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Number 2: Yosemite, N/S, North of I-225, south of Hampden


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Usually sets up a speed van on east or west side of street, but OCCASIONALLY sits in the median to try and hammer both directions.

Number 1: On E. Yale approaching I-25 from S. Colorado Blvd


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Turning onto Yale from Colorado Blvd, past S. Dahlia. They park on somebody's lawn behind a TREE.

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