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: Portland, Oregon
Ticket camera and hard-to-see 35-to-20 mph change spells ticket bonanza.
Beware of this Speedtrap:
Division St and SE 148th Ave
There is a school there and it looks like a church and it's right at the end of the intersection so it's very easy to miss the 20 mph speed limit sign (heading towards Division) that is tucked under the tree and you go that slow for like ten seconds and then it's 35 again right before the red light. I got a ticket for this by the traffic photo camera because I didn't not notice the school nor the speed limit sign. But when you turn on 148th Ave from Division, you then see the 20 mph sign that is right at the end of the intersection and then ten seconds later it's 35 mph. So remember to always go 20 when you get to the church even if you don't see the sign heading towards Division.
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