Lelia Lake, Texas Speed Traps
Lelia Lake north of Memphis, TX on State Highway 287
Speed drops from 75 mph to 70 mph just as 287 goes from divided to undivided highway. Speed drops to 55 mph almost immediately. Before you can even slow down the speed limit returns to 70 mph, but by then a surly deputy is dripping attitude all over you. I guess that is the only way he can make him feel good about his contribution to society.
Lelia Lake, Texas
Lelia Lake, population 125 in year 2000, is now a deserted-looking group of buildings and consists of only a few short streets. The county officer hides and pulls out to catch unsuspecting motorists who may have not even noticed their 55 mph sign which continues for a few hundred yards. Lelia Lake is 58 miles SE of Amarillo on Highway 287.
US Highway US 287 near State Highway 7 miles east of State Highway 70 and 7 mi east of State highway 203
Lelia Lake is a very small community with essentially no traffic (local traffic nonexistant), no adjacent businesses
or other potential obstruction. There is only one sign designating the reduced speed from 70 mph to 55 mph so if you happen to be on the inside lane next to semi-truck and do not see the sign you are out of luck. The Deputy sheriff
hides between two snall buildings on the south side of the highway.