Plano, Texas Speed Traps
going east on legacy between Preston(289) and Coit there is an especially lengthy school zone. cops normally sit off to either side and either catch you going over the limit or cruising though the light towards the end of the zone
W. Spring Creek is a divided six-lane thru this area posted at 45 mph, although 55+ is comfortable. Trees planted in the median, sometimes compounded by gentle curves and hills, makes it easy for speed traps to be set-up in the median turn-lanes to catch folks going either direction. The trees often block your view of the turn lanes until they “gotcha”. Nighttime is especially hazardous, especially since most Plano police cars and SUVs are black.
I’ve also seen them setup in the mornings in the driveway of a golf driving range in this area (from DNT to Windhaven) , to catch westbound rush-hour traffic, as well as on a side-street (probably Pinehurst).
All this is great for city revenue, but serves no purpose otherwise.
A Motorcycle Cop sits in the housing development on the right (heading south bound) and uses laser radar to tag people from the stop light at Parker and Spring Creek heading south bound. The reason he picks this spot is the speed limit drops from 40mph on Spring Creek to 30mph as soon as you cross Parker rd. He is there most around rush hour in the evening. In the mornings he moves closer to the Methodist Church on Spring Creek.
On FM 544, speed limit goes from 45 down to 35 abruptly and police sit Right on the boarder.
Officer sits in squad car on Seabrook. (West side) Enforcement is heaviest near the end of the month. (Do they have ticket quotas here? Probably since the ticketing goes on near the end of the month on a quiet residential street.)