Austin, Texas Speed Traps
This is the sneakiest of all traps. One or two cop cars will park underneath one of the last overpasses of MoPac North. Typically, they leave the car(s) empty while they go for donuts or something. I call this the Decoy Car. They want you to get used to an empty cop car sitting along the side of the highway. On occasion, as you speed right past what you think is the Decoy Car, an officer will pop his lights on and chase you down. I often think of stopping and stealing their hub caps. If any of you get the nerve to do it, GO FOR IT. It would be a hoot!
Usually Travis County Motor Cycle sitting on right side of road (in right lane – very unsafe) under the cover of the trees shading the road. Typically he is here on the weekends.
Austin’s finest motorcycle cops, protecting their budget and serving their ego’s are hiding alongside of the Catfish parlor. Typically one officer will stand along side of the Catfish parlor (looking like he is working on the building)and will laser those gainging speed to enter 183 South. The only thing that will tip you off is his pretty white helmet (or the red and blues from his buddy in your rear-view mirror).
Austin uses a LOT of Laser now, don’t kid your self! Motorcycle officer will sit underneath the Bridges along this strecth of I-35 from 183 all the way to airport. He is not seen until he has you because he will hide in the shadows underneath the bridge AND will try to hide behind is motorcycle. All you will see is his pretty white helmet and him holding the laser.