La Jara, New Mexico Speed Traps

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State Route 96 near US Highway 550

La Jara, New MexicoJan 13, 20080 Comments

On State Road 96 from La Jara to US 550. The speed limit is posted (now) coming off of US 595 and reads 45mph. The speed limit reduces to 45mph at La Jara and remains at 45mph until US550. This is about 5 miles and you would automatically assume the speed limit returns to 50 or rrmph. State Road 96 is 50 and 55 mph all the way through winding mountains and then decreases to 45mph on virtually straight roads for 5 miles. The police target people coming to and leaving work. They patrol from about 7:30am to 8:30am and then again from 4pm to 7pm. I was stopped doing 70 in a 45. The officer was nice and told me to take it to court. By the way, court is in Cuba.


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