Balch Springs, Texas Speed Traps
Balch Springs PD consistently use laser on both sides of I-635 in their city limits. The speed limit is 60 MPH. I went to court to fight my ticket and at the pre-trial hearing the city attorney stated that Balch Springs had received grant money to perform heavy speed enforcement due to many traffic accidents occurring on I-635. The problem with that is there are many traffic accidents all over the DFW metroplex on a daily basis but you don’t see the kind of heavy enforcement you do in Balch Springs. I tend to believe it is much more about bringing a lot of revenue into a small, poor suburban city with many legal problems than in trying to prevent traffic accidents on I-635.
Three cop cars sit on the hill hidden waiting for speeder. They quickly pull two people over, then the third pulls who ever is in the right hand lane and passes next “passing authorized motor vehicle”. If you are going OVER 40 MPH. I received a 300$ ticket this morning. DONT EVEN GET IN THE LEFT HAND LANE. IT IS A TRAP! Will be taking this issue to court.
Lake June Rd at Mesquite & Balch Springs city limits.
This is a construction zone that actually has construction approximately 1 day of the entire week. A stretch of about 2 miles, the speed limit is 20! Part of it is in a school zone, that is expected to be 20 mph, this applies 7 days a week! No defensive driving – because it is a ‘construction zone’.
Both sides of LBJ , both local and sheriff dept. Watch it.