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: Kiowa, Colorado
Rapid change in posted limit sets up motorists.
Beware of this Speedtrap:
Both on the east and west side of town on highway 86
The biggest problem is on the east side where the police sit just east of the Post Office to catch eastbound motorists. The speed limit is town is 35, which is reasonable . Just past the Post office it increases to 45, then 55. The police catch you going out of town to the east where you speed up when you see the 45 mph sign. passing the church, or the Post office. Coming into town from the east they sit near the school on the right. You need to be sure you are slowed down at the 35 mph sign, or they will get you. Kiowa has a population of approximately 730 people and 3 full time policeman. The town lives on speeding tickets.
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