Midland, Texas Speed Traps
County road 120 lacks a night speed limit(55) as 55 is the night speed limit for all vehicles(cars&trucks) under Texas law, 60 only applies during daytime on these roads, while FM 715 is 60 for cars/ 60 (n:55 trucks only) Watch your speed as police moderately enforce Farm Road 715 and even County Road 120. State Police are sitting at the County Road 120 intersection
This straight stretch of Bluebird Lane is a rural road within the city limits of Midland with very little traffic the majority of the time. There is the city water plant and baseball park on one side of the road and a few widely spaced rural residences along the other. This is the type of road that is usually signed 45-50mph, but has a 35mph speed limit that is strictly enforced. Officers sometimes hide in the city park entrances or on the parking lot of a church. They also use radar to monitor the speed of vehicles approaching them.
They have just recently widened this section to four lanes for about five miles. At the same time, they extended the length of the 55 MPH. Southbound, there is no gradual reduction in speed limit. It goes instantly from 70 MPH to 55 MPH. I just witnessed a cop give one ticket, make a u-turn and issue another. This one’s got to be a real money maker!
This another small Texas Town that lives off speeders and they have all the troops floating or stalking on the freeway. They really need the Federal Step Bonus pay Program money they get for DUI’s so weekends are hot starting on Thursdays. This place is a real hornets nest cause this is the drug capital of the west so you also have the plain wrapper white Drug Task force cars setting near overpasses. Anything over 3 miles past the limit and they will get you. These guys are all Texas Rednecks real Louisiana type guys with itchy trigger fingers. There’s a lot of action in this town. You’ll see helicopters and swarms of cop cars and shoot outs chasing drug dealers all year round. Whatever you do dont get in the way!!! If your a minority make sure youve got the Phone number for the Justice Dept and a good lawyer! Oh BTW you better not be from California!