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: Olar, South Carolina
Olar was flagged with four different speed trap reports in early 2015. In the two years since, the affirming vote total that Olar is a speed trap town has been staggering: 7,293 Yes vs. 41 No
Beware of this Speedtrap:
Hwy 321 – Olar
45 to 30 to caught - no matter what - you drive so they can EAT!!!
Vote for this Speedtrap below:
State / Province Spotlight
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