Austin, Texas Speed Traps
Cops sit parked perpendicular to the roadway in the median of HWY 71 around Montopolis. They also hide on the side of the access roads near Howdy Honda in the morning as you’re driving eastbound with the sun in your eyes. Typically using laser but I’ve seen some of the explorer cops actually run K band near the Riverside (where the speed limit is around 50-55 for no reason). They also hide under the Woodward overpass in the shadows of the overpass and clock you as you’re traveling eastbound. This is right after you pass under 35.
Going towards Parmer Lane motorcycle cops radar people in the mornings. Plenty of signs and other things for them to hide behind. Limit is 40mph. I’ve seen them 4 times. They got me once.
Motorcycle mounted radar. Clocking motorists as they exit the school zone in front of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy on Barton Creek Blvd.
My son was driving from Houston to Austin with his high beams on, because it was hard to see deer crossing the road at night. The police was in front of my son the entire time and stopped him at the first stop light in Giddings. He told him that he stopped him because of his high beam. The officer commenced to giving him a warning for the high beams, but written him a $299 ticket for speeding instead. There was no court date on the ticket. So, my son called for his court date, but instead they gave him a pay schedule to pay $50 a week until its paid, and after 30 days you must pay $25 extra.
This happened years ago to my son while in college, and traveling through a little town going to Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, and the officer was giving out many tickets that were not warranted and he was later fired. That was good to hear. I applaud the leaders in that town who stood up tall and took actions.
This involves a specific Travis Country deputy and a large white or cream colored SUV. The SUV deliberately drives well under the posted speed limit and stops for no reason to get you to drive too close to the vehicle. The officer is waiting to say you were following too closely to the SUV. This deputy KNOWS the SUV driver. I will be researching further.
I ended up passing the SUV on the opposite oncoming lane after the driver stopped in the roadway six times. He is dangerous but I have no doubt it is a set up between the Travis County officer and the SUV driver.
I went to contest the ticket – he also said I was speeding and I only went over speed limit by 3 mph to pass the unsafe driver. The officer lied and said I was going much higher. Anyway I am onto this dirt lying officer’s agenda. I will be videotalping any illegal activity I find woth these two.