What is a Speed Trap?
Detailed research by the U.S. Department of Commerce has shown that the safest rate of travel is a few miles per hour above the average traffic speed. Enforced speed limits set below that average speed are speed traps, sacrificing safety for revenue.
Speed Trap Round Up: Cairo, Illinois
Commented another driver: "This is a very heavily cited stretch. I drive through it several times a month and there are often 8 or more visible patrol cars in hiding spots clocking both directions. . ."
Beware of this Speedtrap:
I57 Pulaski County
We are Michigan residents and every year travel to Louisiana to visit our son. He received a ticket at the 5 mile southbound marker last year. On April 16, 2014, I was driving my husband's moose of a truck, and was pulled over at the 3 mile marker (southbound I-57). The officer said he clocked me at 80 miles an hour, passing a semi. Wouldn't even look me in the eye when he said it, because he knows darn well that I was only going 75. Yes, a whole 5 mph over the speed limit! They target out-of-staters because they know we probably won't make the trip the court--we'll just pay the fine. I might just decide to take a day off work and make the trip to court.
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