Garland, Texas Speed Traps
West bound Miller just as you enter Garland at the end of the Rowlett Creek bridge. Speed limit in Rowlett is 40 but because it’s downhill to cross the bridge, the average speed of most motorists is between 50 and 55 which is a very reasonable speed for a wide open 4-lane roadway. They catch you coming off the bridge. Shame on Garland!
Laser gun-armed motorcycle policeman with very good aim is out during the daytime, catching numerous cars which are heading northbound between Firewheel and Renner.
Motorcycle police sit under the highway 78 bridge as speed changes from 70 to 50…also same area they sit in the Home Depot parking lot where speed decreases from 50 to 40. They are there A LOT.
I don’t know if he still camps out there after an influx of drivers contesting their tickets, but there is a cop that will park in the forest preserve parking entrance and give you a ticket for disregarding a traffic sign if you don’t slow all the way down to 20 mph for the temporary speed limit change for the construction zone. And the zone begins halfway down the steep slope, so it’s very difficult to slow down that far going down that sharp of a hill – especially will fast moving traffic coming up behind you not prepared to slow down. Even if it’s 10pm and pitch black with no sign of a contruction worker or even a lane narrowed or closed, he will get you. And he won’t clock you, either. He just pulls one over, hurries and gives the ticket and refuses to answer or ask questions, turns around and pulls over the next unfortunate motorist. Be careful. The ticket he gives is a bigger offense than just speeding – if you get one, hire an attorney or you’ll be paying almost $400.
An officer usually hangs out at the entrance to the park parking lot there. The speed limit is 35 and is through a residential and park area and has a good sized curve. Slow down here, or you’ll end up with a ticket at some point.