Plano, Texas Speed Traps
Police cruiser parked just out of sight over the ridge watching eastbound traffic. The road has the same speed limit as the surrounding area, but because you’re coming from a congested suburban zone to an area surrounded by empty fields, it’s easy to subconsciously speed up.
This downhill, winding stretch of road is 2 lanes each way with a landscaped divider. There is a golf course on the right and residential on the left, but no driveways enter Los Rios Blvd. The posted speed is 35 mph which is 12 mph under the traffic survey data which is supposed to be used as the speed limit. The cops sit at the bottom of the hill just past the golf course in the center median with their radar gun and waves you down as you approach him coming down the hill. The city of Plano knows this speed limit is not legal, but rely on the "home rule" in Texas to continue to convict drivers contrary to state law mandating the speed limit be the 85th percentile of the traffic survey speed. This area is artificially posted low just to write tickets and collect revenue.
There will be a white crown vic parked on either the northbound side of the street or the median. He is usually there between 3 and sunset. Speed limit is 50mph
Always 1 or 2 cops in SUVs running Ka band radar along this section of East Plano Parkway.
Especially Friday night after midnight. usually a Tahoe in one of the turning lanes to walmart.