Amarillo, Texas Speed Traps
LOTS of motorcycle cops on I-40 in Amarillo observed over Thanksgiving holidays. Counted as many as 5 stacked together and they are actually hiding behind bushes. I guess the city of Amarillo is facing a budget crunch.
This stretch of highway extending from just north of Canyon to the near downtown Amarillo is congested at nearly all times of the day. Although it is only 15 miles, it is not uncommon to see up to 5 troopers and police cars. The section where you’re most likely to encounter a cop is from the Intersection of US 87 to Bell Avenue. If you notice a car going really slow in the fast lane, it’s more than likely a trooper.
Almost every town on Highway 287 between Amarillo and Decatur is a speedtrap town. Speed limits drop from 70 to 35 in about a quarter-mile in many places, and the revenue enhancement police depts often have several cars on duty at the same time to patrol their mile long strech of the highway. BE ADVISED. Whenever you approach a town on this highway, SLOW DOWN. Speed limits are unrealistically low in these towns for obvious reasons, and good luck fighting a ticket in one of these rural counties if you aren’t a local.