Cuba, New Mexico
I’ve read the numerous postings on this sight, and what happened to me is almost word for word what my situation was, while passing through Cuba, on July 10th, 2010.
I slowed to 35mph as I passed through Cuba, when I reached the south side of town and passed the 45mph speed sign, I accelerated and passed the 55mph speed sign, when I noticed lights flashing behind me. I pulled over and came to a stop in front of the 70mph speed sign. An officer approached my car and said he "clocked" me doing 47 in a 35. I was very careful about my speed, because I have been warned about the "cops" in Cuba, so naturally I was shocked.
The officer was nice, and informed me that he would drop the citation down to 40mph in a 35mph speed zone and that I could see the judge or pay a $69.00 fine. Since it was saturday, and the judge wouldn’t be available until monday, $69.00 is cheaper then staying in town or coming back at a later date. I needed to be in Fort Worth that night, so I was on my way. Because I have Texas tags on my car, I’m sure the officer knew I wasn’t in a position to do anything but pay the fine and I also feel thats why I was targeted and pulled over.
I’d be interested to learn the statistics on the number of traffic stops made in Cuba, and the monies/revenues, generated from those activities. I really feel this was more about my $69.00 then my being a danger to the town of Cuba, New Mexico.