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: San Jose, California
Although this trap was originally reported four years ago, the votes keep coming in that this is a "drivers beware" area
Beware of this Speedtrap:
US-101 Southbound near Story Road
CHP off on the shoulder behind the pillars, using lidar to catch speeders on Southbound 101 where Story Road overpass goes over the freeway. Seen on some Saturday mornings.
Vote for this Speedtrap below:
State / Province Spotlight
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