Bellville, Texas Speed Traps
Highway changes from 65 to 55 with no warnings and the sherrif sits behind a building shooting his laser. Busted for 70 in a 55… The 55mph zone is on a straight away with 4 houses and a convience store in the area. There is no evident safety reason this should even require a speed reduction. Obvious it is for revenue generation. This should be illegal.
Usually sits on the side of the road out of the way, out of sight.
From traffic light (intersection road going to Navasota) south along TX36 through Bellville southward beyond a concrete fabrication site along the BNSF railway. Speed limits are exceptionally low and excessively enforced along this stretch of highway by local police, deputy sheriffs, and occasional DPS patrolmen.
Driving North on Hwy 36 through Bellville the speed limit drops from 45 to 30 mph as you approach the intersection of Hwy 36 and Hwy 159 East. Bellville PD routinely parks on the side of the road just past the speed limit sign. They will ticket if you are more than 6-7 miles an hour over the 30 mph limit. The 30 mph speed limit is reasonable for that area of town, but the 15 mph drop can catch one off guard.
Rolling municipal police cruisers, speed limits change every 500 feet from the intersection of Hwy 159 and Hwy 36, police actually patrol on other side of railroad tracks on a street parralel to Hwy 36, clocking vehicles and radio ahead to other squad cars.
Texas has a defensive driving course to negate your first speed offense, this town charges a $95 fee take it, the fines start at $85, most travelers and out of towners just send in the fine.