Midland, Texas Speed Traps
Officers will stand behind signs with their radar guns and step out and nail you and have squad cars pick you up down the road. I have seen this at the Cracker Barrel on the Loop and over by the apartments by the bowling alley.
On cotton flat road right when you come over the bridge there are always cops hiding in that area.
Policemen stand under the large trees on the northesat corner of the intersection with handheld radar guns. The patrol cars are set back on D St. They may send a car after you or just step out in the street in front of your car. The target market is high school kids and business folks coming back from lunch on Michigan. They work it about once every three months and it is a very successful site. I nearby.
On the north side of Golf Course Road between the Scharbauer turnoff and Garfield Avenue, there is a row of houses set back from the street. That group of homes and it’s sub-street is obscured by a medium-sized barrier wall made of brick. One cops hides on foot behind the wall, then steps out into view with a LIDAR gun when a car is coming. When the LIDAR operator nails a motorist, one or more police cruisers hidden on the sub-street will dart out and stop the motorist.
This speed trap is operated especially in mid-afternoon when the school zone on Golf Course Road is in effect.
Just East of Andrews highway by the Albertsons, the speed limit drops to 20 miles per hour. No school zone, just the posted limit of the street. Police officers often hang out at one of the stop signs in a patrol car or actually stand out on the sidewalk with a radar gun. Much better use would be made of patrolling the 80 mph loop.