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MAP: Top Spots to Get a Speeding Ticket in Winnetka

Patch pulled the police records and found where Winnetka police make the most traffic stops.

In the past three weeks, have made more than 140 traffic stops in the village, and certain locations are pretty popular on the list.

All the major roads in Winnetka seem to top the list, with specific intersections sticking out like a sore thumb. The intersection at Green Bay and Tower roads is the most popular on the list, with roughly 20 cars being stopped in the last few weeks. In addition, the section of Green Bay Road between Elm and Pine streets saw 10 cars stopped for a traffic incident.

On the map, the red triangles with the explanation points are the intersections with the highest number of incidents. The purple dots mean three traffic stops, the green dots mean two traffic stops and the orange dots mean only one traffic stop happened at that location.

The top five specific intersections listed are:

  • Willow Road and Glendale Avenue
  • Green Bay Road and Merrill Street
  • Green Bay Road and Ash Street
  • Pine Street and Green Bay Road
  • Winnetka Avenue and Green Bay Road

Where do you see the most officers searching for speeders and unruly drivers in Winnetka? Have you been ticketed at one of the locations we listed? Tell us in the comments.

Tim F August 29, 2012 at 03:21 AM
While you're writing those traffic tickets, do you give any thoughts to the rash of burglaries in the area?
Martin August 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM
I speak from experience as I received a ticket for speeding last year. I deserved it and the officer who stopped me was very professional. It was actually a pleasant experience. Nobody enjoys getting a ticket but it's a necessary evil of the society we live it. I admit I drive a little slower these days and do a better job of watching my speed.
jimand7 August 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Martin, your an idiot.
lynn August 29, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Speeding is an issue in Winnetka, but I think a bigger issue is that people in Winnetka feel entitled to not STOP at stop signs. Please watch for the kids that are riding bikes and walking to school and STOP when you see a STOP sign even if you think it won't matter to anyone....you never know.
Andy Ambrosius (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I sure did, and it was my top story yesterday! You must have missed it - http://patch.com/A-xrT6
Martin August 29, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Seriously? That's the best you come up with? A word of advice: Never enter a battle of wits unarmed.
Tim F August 29, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Tim F 10:21 pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 While you're writing those traffic tickets, do you give any thoughts to the rash of burglaries in the area? Reply Andy Ambrosius 8:26 am on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 I sure did, and it was my top story yesterday! You must have missed it - http://patch.com/A-xrT6 I read your article this morning Andy and I thought it was good. I just didn't know that you wrote traffic tickets too.
Andy Ambrosius (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 03:40 PM
I don't regularly, like how Patch does police reports, but I thought this was a cool look at where residents should keep an extra eye on the road. I probably won't map traffic tickets like this for a while again. However, I'm thinking of doing a similar map of the recent thefts, like you suggested. However, I'd also incorporate all the locations where bikes are being solen because that's also a huge issue. It's on my planner for this week, so keep your eyes peeled! :)
Interested Fan August 29, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Martin & Lynn (and Andy), you have well directed comments. Others indicate an "entitlement" attitude, which is negatively impacting our nation.
TMom August 30, 2012 at 02:54 PM
If you're speeding and you get caught - that's your problem. There are posted speed limits for a reason. Martin has the right attitude - he knew he was in the wrong and dealt with it. I don't think speed traps or "popular ticketing areas" should be publicized. If you're not doing anything wrong (whether it be speeding or anything else) the police aren't going to be coming after you.
David Greenberg August 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM
"If you're not doing anything wrong (whether it be speeding or anything else) the police aren't going to be coming after you." - what's not illegal today, may be illegal tomorrow. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Poupoli! Still rings true today. So kudos to Patch Editors for putting together these maps.

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