U.S. HWY 277
-Entering from the south of the city (from Laredo)
-U.S. Hwy is 55/60mph zone the sign for 30mph is not until you are about 300 feet from the first signal in the city.
-Officer Smith tried to say I (in a fully loaded 75,000 lb. big rig), after stopping at the first signal (De La Rosa Ave), went 38 mph before the next red light (E. Gibbs St/U.S. 90)…less than a mile up the road…over a bridge…
-later witnessed 3 different squad cars pulling over 3 vehicles within a half hour time period.
Favorite target is long haul truck drivers (witnessed another rig getting ticket shortly after mine) who can not fight ticket in court
-city will not allow out of area residents to submit written protest to ticket….
they allow you to (conviently) opt into “pre-trial diversion” for a convinient $250.00 you can keep the ticket off your record. They might as well put up a sign asking for $250.00 rather than creating a false ticket