Austin, Texas Speed Traps
Not speed trap but general notice: APD now has license plate scanners in some of its cruisers which look for cars which do not have a current registration sticker. They don’t yet appear to check for insurance status using this method, but it’s probably not far behind. If your registration isn’t current and you see a cruiser in traffic anywhere near you, keep your distance and find a detour or parking lot to duck into.
Just after exiting MOPAC/Loop 1, the speed limits drops to 35; a car waits on the left side in a parking lot waiting for you between El Arroyo and West Lynn St., because he knows most people can’t drop that quickly from a highway speed.
Two lane country road that should be 45mph? Nope. It is 35 max speed limit. Favorite spot is bottom of the hill for both north and sound bound. Don’t forget 20mph in the St. Michael’s school zone, which is more a problem for southbound traffic. This is also posted as a no cell phone zone.
Cops hang out on the side streets such as Elton waiting to get drivers…
Not speed trap but left turn trap. APD sits in parking lot behind Wendy’s on southeast corner to watch for drivers making illegal left turn from west-bound MLK onto south-bound San Antonio. Signage was recently replaced due to verrry faded sign (all you could see at night was a pink circle on a black background). Usually watched at night. There are still many more of these faded, no-left-turn signs remaining at intersections in the nearby area, so look around carefully before making any left turns to the south and west of the University of Texas campus.