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: Washington DC, District of Columbia
We are getting a lot of reports of speed cameras set up in the DC area that are in area labeled as work zones but with no construction going on. Fines are doubled based on the nonexistent worker presence.
Beware of this Speedtrap:
DC295 SW .2 miles south of exit 1 northbound
This is labeled as a 40MPH workzone but not until several miles after the work zone sign is there any evidence of construction. The camera is right before Exit 1 for DC Water and Blue Plains. This is a 3 lane highway labeled as a workzone with a 40MPH speed limit. It can catch you off guard.
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