Huntington, Texas Speed Traps
I drive through Huntington many times a year to visit family in Louisiana. Huntington was always a place where I’d get out, stretch my legs, grab a bite to eat, and fill up the tank. I would patronize the businesses in this small town, to and fro, since it’s located approximately halfway on a regular journey… but no more. I no longer stop. I monitor my speed like a hawk, ensuring I’m 5 mph under the posted limit. I don’t look at anything other than the pathway Out of town, the speed limit signs, and my speedometer.
I have passed through Huntington 4 times since my ticket which I received 2 months ago, and I will never spend another dime there — nor will I ever receive another ticket there.
On the south side of town, Hwy 69, southbound side of the road. The speed limit is 55, but [he, young rookie] sits between a truck and a building near a t-intersection. This is about 500 yards before the speed limit changes to 65 mph. By the time you notice [him] and see that you’re mistakenly driving the perceived speed limit of 65 since you’re well out of town, you may as well pull over because you’ve just gotten a ticket for 65 in a 55. The irony is, when you pull over (immediately after noticing you’ve been clocked and targeted) you’re on the shoulder in a 65 mph zone. This is a bona fide speed trap — and one of the worst ways I’ve ever seen for a small town to make money — and lose mine.
City Patrol car hidden just off of roadway right at 40 mph sign, not at 1st St as described on ticket. Actual speed was 46 mph Not 55 as stated on citation. Officer had severe attitude. The fine was $170 for a claimed 15 mph over limit. This was a false speed written on the cite as was weather conditions. The roadway was dry and it was Not raining as also claimed by the officer.
These guys work highway 69 from daylight till dark
Huntington police officer likes to sit in the parking lot of the church usually any time of the day but mainly at night time, if not there its right ocross the street in the ditch. Also on highway 69 south at the city limit sign on the south side of huntington, they like to sit at a small barber shop on the right going out of town.
90% of time traveling thru this town, trap set up on either end of town.