Huntington, Texas Speed Traps
Two overly ambitious super cop wannabees work together in an area where it is open country and you feel you have left the jurisdiction of Huntington. They are interested only in hiding out and writing tickets. They ask you a few questions – the address on your license (is it current?) to make sure who you are and that you’re just passing through before they decide if you get a ticket.
Like others here, I used to stop for gas, food, even groceries sometimes at Brookshires there, but never again. Huntington is one of those small towns trying to boost local revenue from the pockets of people traveling through. The city will get my fine $$$ but the businesses there will not get any of my business again. Sorry Huntington Dairy Queen, I know you have been at that same location for years and years. Sorry Huntington Chevron gas but there are plenty of other stations. Brookshires – I’ll shop at your other locations – not Huntington.
The entire city of Huntington is a speed trap, but someone just got a ticket traveling on Maple St. towards Main. The roads in Huntington are riddled with huge front end destroying pot holes and hazards. We can not figure out what this city is spending all of it’s ticket revenue on.
The 55mph zone is extended for miles southbound after you have left town. There is nothing but highway. The highway looks the same as the 70mph highway going into town. You are so far out of town, one just naturally assumes the speed limit is 70 again. Cop is perched up on a little rise where he can clock you from long distance. I used to stop for gas and a snack. Huntington people will never see another dime of my money.
Speed limit is 55 mph. The four lane becomes two with very little notice. The normal tendacy when traffic is to the drivers left is to speed up to merge into the left lane. The cops know this and sit just off the road after dark and issue tickets to anyone who follows this normal tendacy.
Coming from the lake into town, there is a 45 mph sign that is placed so that you don’t really notice it. The new rookie lady cop sits in the yard of someone at the top of the hill and if you miss the sign, you will get caught speeding. I got a ticket (third in my life and I am 63) coming to Lufkin from my Dad’s 91st birthday. She said I was doing 58, but I had just stopped for a school bus , and I was not going 58, maybe 50. Got the ticket, and it cost me $136. I will drive 10 mph going through Huntington…it is worse than Splendora, Texas. Eventually, Huntington will get hit by the State like Splendora and this quota of theirs will come to a quick end.