Northern part of town, HWY 550, Southbound

Cuba, New MexicoJun 25, 20160 Comments

As I was driving from Moab, Utah, to Albuquerque, where there are very few discernible towns, out of nowhere, I got pulled as I entered the very small town of Cuba, New Mexico. The local policeman informed me that I was going 48 in a 35 mph zone (which, by the way, he stated was clearly posted, as are all posted speed limits in New Mexico). He was professional and respectful the entire time. I admitted my error, and he wrote me a ticket for 45 in a 35, thus “reducing the fine from $84 to $69.” He stated that I had two options: (1) Return to court in one month; (2) Mail a check for the amount of the $69 fine. Obviously, because he knew I was on a cross-country trip, and returning to the East Coast, the second option was the one I would have to exercise. Speed trap? You bet. Cuba, New Mexico, aka “Land of Entrapment.”

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