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: Laughlin, Nevada
Beware of this Speedtrap:
Casino Drive immediately after right turn off of Needles Hwy
This has been listed here as far back as 2010, and it is still providing regular royalties to the city of Laughlin. No police, ever, out on that Needles Highway. But as soon as you turn right, the posted speed limit drops to 35, and three (3), yes I encountered three, of Laughlin's finest cheery picking CA drivers eager to spend money, or in my case eager to find a bathroom. This is a non-residential and non-commercial area. There is no foot traffic, seldom vehicles, no traffic hazards, never construction signs. For no legitimate reason, the posted speed limit drops from 55 from 35. This stretch of Casino Drive, if not designed for, continues apparently as the preferred method of city revenue generation for nearly a decade.
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