Lott, Texas Speed Traps
Passed through Lott today 9/15/2018. I watch these little jerk water towns carefully, but over 2-3 miles outside the city limits, this Lott PD had a woman pulled and was steadily writing. I do not think the woman drove for 3 miles outside Lott, before being pulled over. This town and Rosebud, probably the nastiest speed traps in Texas, watch them carefully.
Speed limit drops abruptly from 70 to 55 to 45! Received a speeding ticket entering 45 limit. I saw my speed at the moment and it was 51 but I received a ticket for 65 on 45.
Known about this trap for years,but got snagged in the 55-45 drop last year. Waited quietly while officer explained my infraction and then he asked if I had any questions. I said yes, where is your badge number? He pointed to the citation where he had written his badge number. I said no, where is your uniform badge with number displayed as required by state law…..he had none. He mumbled some thing and we went our separate ways. I decided to contest this ticket like I do all my speeding tickets. Only thing a bigger joke than the speed trap in Lott is their court system. Pled not guilty before the judge and set up a court date, judge tells me I need to post a personal recognisance bond. Talked to several bondsmen in my city about getting a PR bond for a speeding ticket and they just laughed at me and told me that is just not done. Called her honor back in Lott and told her what trouble I was having getting PR bond, she said no problem, gave me the number of a “local” bondsman who could help me out. Went to local bondsman, an old gas station with a wrecker yard working out of it and for $75 got my PR bond. Presented it to honorable Judge Lott and told me they would mail me notice when to appear for my trial. About a year and a half later received a letter from Lott court that all charges had been dropped. So I guess you can plead not guilty in Lott and win but they are going to drag at least $75 out of you for doing it
May 21, 2014 Exactly the same way I receive my ticket. Word for word.
The speed limit is 70 then drops to 55 abruptly. Some where after that the limit drops to 45 according to the officer who stopped me. The officer was facing east and west and stopped for speeding north and south on 77. The officer took several minutes to approach my vehicle and asked why i was speeding. He actually too out after the vehicle behind me. I was sure it was that vehicle. But he said it was me. I informed him the last speed limit sign saw was 55 mph before town. He informed me there is a 1000 yards of 45 mph speed limit after the 55 mph sign. I told him i must have missed it with all the street signs and Hwy 77 signs all over. The officer said he would be right back with me. About 5 minutes later the officer came back and gave me a ticket for speeding 61 in a 45 and asked if I had any questions. He stopped me way passed the 70 mph speed limit sign going south so why is there 3 different speed zones within a mile of each other in both directions. After reading other posts about Lott, TX I see why it is a speed trap now. The office also did not indicate whether he was using stationary radar or moving radar.
speed goes from 70 to 55 at city limits of lott,police hit you with radar in the 70 mphzone on the south side of town, and then pull you over leaving town on the north side of town by another police car saying you were doing 70 in a 55mph zone. result- $197.00 —– Thank you for providing our only income in the city of Lott,Texas