Mart, Texas Speed Traps
On highway 164 E at the town called Mart in Texas
Right before entering the town the speed limit falls to 60mph. After a little bit it drops to 30mph. After that there are several speed posted at 30 mph which are like 40 ft apart. So if you are driving at 60 it is will be tricky to abruptly drop to 30. The police will be hiding right there
Booth St. and E. Texas Avenue
Was going 42 as I passed by the 55 mph sign in Mart and got pulled over by the local corrupt cop, who claimed I was driving 55 in a 40 zone. I saw the cop beforehand so obviously I didn’t speed past him! The cop was NOT radaring at the time, he had a different car pulled over and then immediately pulled me over as I drove past. Crooked cop! I was very careful NOT to speed! Avoid the corrupt little town of Mart at all costs! I drove through earlier in the day and the cop had someone pulled over then too, tickets are very obviously how Mart gets all its revenue.
On the main st
Before you enter the city, the speed limit is 60 mph, and there ae traps located at the transition area when the speed dramatically drops to 40 mph.
Hwy 164, Texas Ave
Speed limit is 70, then immediately drops to 40 mph, then 30 mph. Cops lurk & watch to see if you can actually bring your speed down from 40 to 30 in a millisecond. Then they grab you. Minimally, it is 10 mph over — which is a $247 for 8-14 mph over, $202 for 1-7 mph over.
Then it stays @ 30 to the Dollar General as you exit town, where you are watched like a hawk. Very sneaky, covert place, grabbing for the tiniest infraction. I have seen it happen when others were driving too. They were lucking for that 1 mph over — in a school zone — and that adds $25 to your tab.
Great little place if you wanna lose $$ playing their covert game. Heinous place. Avoid at all costs. There are alternate routes, though they take a bit longer, but it is well worth it in the long run & can get to Waco w/o this nightmare.
HWY 164 Mart, Texas McLennan County
The Mart Mountie stopped us going 33–34 and claimed we were “speeding” at 45. No way. On the west side of town, having left a stop light a few blocks back and our “older” driver infamous for poking along. I have seen an 18-wheeler stopped in front of the DQ and doubt that he was “speeding” in the middle of town. Some other supposed infraction perhaps. The only vehicle I have actually seen speeding there in the past year of making trips through there was the yellow 18-wheeler that passed me on the west end of town just after the officer pulled us over. He got a look from the officer, who knew that a speeding vehicle had actually passed the position. Yes, it’s a speed trap, and the excuse for it—safety in town—doesn’t hold as much water as the obvious convenience of parking at an open spot on the west-bound side of the road just before the speed moves up to 45 as motorists leave town. Out there on the west side, law enforcement is NOT keeping people from “speeding through town”—obviously—and not preventing safety hazards thereby. At that point, those drivers are LEAVING town, and all motorists traveling INTO town on the other side of the road have spotted the Mountie and can “speed” through town at will. What for? You want people not to “speed through town,” try giving them the heads up as they come in, boys and girls, on the two ends of the town.