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    Worst speed traps in Texas

    http://arencambre.com/blog/2010/03/0...t-speed-traps/


    Kinda suprised to see Selma so far down the list. It used to be one of the most infamous in the country.

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    Re: Worst speed traps in Texas

    texas is a strange place.

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    Mustang Ridge is only #20? This is very sad.
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    Re: Worst speed traps in Texas

    One of the worst Ive ever traveled through is I30 through Rockwall county. Speed limit goes from 70 to 60 for no reason at all and with no warning. I hate traveling through there.

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    Patton Village is still at number 10. In '89 the police chief of that town went on a 12 day hunger strike to protest state legislation cutting small towns revenue share from speeding tickets. I remember many a motorist getting pulled over in the city on the way to Lufkin from Houston.

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    AAA needs to put up more signs

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    Re: Worst speed traps in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    AAA needs to put up more signs

    +1 and also having more areas to allow to go to 75 or even 80 mph
    I spotted a map showing the maximum speed limits in various states and counties http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.p...56093#msg56093

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    Re: Worst speed traps in Texas

    Westlake, yep

    Northlake, yep

    Rhome, yep.

    I tell people to never speed on hwy 114 headed west out of the metromess. From the DFW airport area west, it has to be one of the most heavily patrolled stretches of highway that I've ever seen. I travel this road daily, drive under the speed limit, and the V1 is rarely silent on my commute.
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    Re: Worst speed traps in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    AAA needs to put up more signs

    Is that AAA or NMA? The AAA is a morally bankrupt sham organisation, pretending to promote motorist's rights while continually opposing them! It reminds me of a "free democracy" East German political party...

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    Texas: Small Town Speed Traps Rake In Millions
    Forty small Texas towns generated $178 million in speeding ticket revenue from 2000 to 2008.

    Westlake fatality chartThe top forty speed traps in the state of Texas raked in a total of $178,367,093 in speeding ticket revenue between 2000 and 2008 despite having a combined population of less than 56,000 residents. Motorist Aren Cambre collected ticket issuance data from the state's Office of Court Administration to identify which towns generated the most revenue per capita from speeding tickets.

    Cambre said "intellectual curiosity" drove him to analyze the records. He found that the town of Westlake issued an average of 38 tickets worth $4696 each year for every resident. The small community contracted with the Keller Police Department to have traffic units stake out Highway 114 to issue a high volume of tickets to drivers passing through the small town. Keller Police Chief Mark Hafner defended the ticketing practices as essential to reducing fatalities on that freeway.

    "When we took over policing in 2002, Highway 114 had three to four fatals a year," Hafner told WFAA-TV in an interview. "In the last two years, we have not had a fatal accident on highway 114."

    Cambre pulled the accident statistics for all of Westlake and for Highway 114 in particular. There were never more than two fatalities in any one year across the entire town. On Highway 114, there were a total of just three fatalities from 1996 to 2008. The number of fatalities did not change with the amount of tickets issued.

    "I see no correlation," Cambre wrote. "Except maybe a lack of a correlation between fatal wrecks and tickets -- although I admit that you can't draw much of a conclusion from this limited data."

    Estelline, Domino, Montgomery, Martindale, Cuney, Palmer, Rio Vista, Riesel and Patton Village rounded out the list of the top ten speed traps. The full list is available in a 75k PDF file at the source link below, or in their original form here.


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    Re: Worst speed traps in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Smaart Aas Saabr View Post
    Is that AAA or NMA? The AAA is a morally bankrupt sham organisation, pretending to promote motorist's rights while continually opposing them! It reminds me of a "free democracy" East German political party...

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    No kidding. AAA is losers, inc.

    Thanks for the reminder, I need to re-join NMA.
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