Palestine, Texas Speed Traps
A DPS state trooper will be out there early Sunday morning, around 7:20 a.m., and the nearest place available to pull over is a narrow driveway entrance. The trooper will not even back up quickly once finishing his revenue transaction so that you can avoid having to drive through the ditch to exit the road. After taking at least 2-3 minutes to turn around and resume operations, you’ll finally be able to safely maneuver.
A construction zone (current as of 2/10/13) that appears to be a lengthy project occupies about 3 miles of road that is normally 55-60 mph. Throught the zone, it’s 45. A DPS trooper will lie in wait and nail the first driver doing 55-65 before they have a chance to slow down. With the first driver stopped, he will rely on his back radar and catch the next driver before he’s done writing the first ticket. He will motion you off the road behind his unit and then have you pull forward in front for the next ticket. In this fashion, the trooper will operate a small ticket writing assembly line, especially at the end of the month when he’s low on tickets.
When you are heading south into Palestine,TX on US287/19 inside of Loop 256 The speed limit is 55MPH it drops to 45 mph before the crest of the hill on the down hill side of the hill on the north bound shoulder Palestine PD has been very busy running a speed trap in the above location.
Note:The 45 mph speed limit sign is in plain view so slow down and don’t get a ticket.
the cop sit’s on the side street nails you between the 30 &35 mph marker.