Farmers Branch, Texas Speed Traps
Sits on the stop sign and waits for people doing Cali Stops on the 4 way, I’ve seen multiple people pulled over in this area its crawling with johnny law, be careful. Very professional but will pull over for small infractions and fish.
Farmers Branch has LOWERED the access road speed limit to 35mph from 45mph and sits daily writing tickets. This speed limit is artificially low as all other cities along I-35E has the speed limit set at at least 45mph and many at 50mph. Even in the areas of construction the speed limit is 45mph elsewhere.
As I was exiting I-35, the police officer was parked directly across the access road. He turned on his lights and followed me – I pulled into an open lot with no idea what I had done wrong. The policeman said that I was going 55mph in a 35mph zone. So…… I got a ticket for $239.00! I’m not sure how I would have even been able to reduce my speed to 35mph while on the exit ramp.
FB Police park in the median facing Westbound (across from the Recreation Center ball field). They are very actively patrolling the area as it is in a school zone. I am always very mindful of my speed especially in the school zones, so when I was pulled over, I was flabbergasted. As it turns out, the policeman (who was possibly trying to meet quota) had misread the expiration on my registration sticker which is insane because for one, I was a good 2 blocks away (not sure how anyone could see the tiny sticker that far away) and two, the expiration was not for another 7 months. I felt like I had been targeted, and his hasty decision to pull me over only resulted in his apology and my being late to work. Since then, I’ve noticed this area remains highly patrolled, especially in the mornings.
Southbound interstate I-35 serviceroad aka Harry Hines Blvd (one way) is the only way to access warehouses and shops along the 1 mile stretch between Valwood Pkwy and Valley View Ln. After the Army/Navy supply shop a shallow hill is followed by Valmar Way on your right hand, and the Landmark "large green lawn area" on right with landscaping warehouse, garden fountains, etc. Beware of the next hilltop just 0.1miles ahead, on your right. Crown Vic or Dodge near Hilti shop will nail you. Observed 8:45am. Laser spot. The Havenhurst Rd to Branchview Ln is a 0.7 mile loop for re-runs.