Mesquite, Texas Speed Traps
Heavy Sheriff and Constable patrol at all hours. Will give tickets for less than 5 miles over, speed limit changes several times in two miles, they know this, you don’t.
Mostly during rush hours,Parked patrol car/Radar gun used coming downhill on La Prada going East between Galloway and nearing I 635; Also, School Zone both directions on La Prada between Barnes Bridge Rd. to Gus Thomasson Rd. where speed is 30 but going East or West hard to maintain 30 m.p.h. between Gus Thomasson and Barnes Bridge either direction. Patrol car often in Calvary Hill Church parking lot, parked along side La Prada or on a side street waiting. All of the sudden, due to the unapparent slope of the road, both directions, you get caught going 5 miles over the limit. It so easily and unknowingly happens.
Law enforcement sets on Lawson Rd overpass and shoots radar east and west on US 80.
Constable regularly sits on Pioneer at the bottom of the hill between McKenzie and Wilkinson Roads. Speed limit drops from 35-30 and there is a significant hill so it is easy to hit 40+ just coasting. This is a residential area with lots of side streets and a low speed limit. The softball complex is the most common but I have seen him in a few different areas on this road. Doesn’t appear to be a ticket trap, mostly to keep a busy residential road safe.
Both sides of highway 635 throughout Mesquite (Military Trail is the middle and near a curve which gives a hiding place). They don’t seem to stop you unless you are 10+ over the limit, so they are not unreasonable. Watch your speed through this area as they are there at different times every day, you never know exactly where and when! Wishing you safe travels!