Rosebud, Texas Speed Traps
Sheriff parked in a parking lot facing north. Speed drops from 70 mph to 60 mph, to 50 mph, to 45 mph in a third of a mile.
This one was the dirtiest I’ve seen. I was ticketed on the south edge of Rosebud. I had literally cracked a can of soda as I passed the cop. When I saw the lights I figured he had thought I was cracking a beer. When I pulled over I was informed I was going 42 in a 30. I couldn’t believe it. After receiving the ticket I went back to even see if I could get my truck up to speed that quickly. Turns out I could, and I should. The cop was positioned a block and a half south of the 45 mph sign and put his position on the ticket as a block north of it. I was clocked going 42 in a 45 and got a $200 ticket out of it. Now that is a speed trap.
I was driving south on 77 and the speed limit varies from 70 to 60 down to 45 when you are going through “towns”. Noting all the changes I made sure to watch out for signs on my trip down 77. Apparently Rosebud goes a step further and drops from 45 to 30 and the cop hides at the 30 sign and pulls you over. Total speed trap. Tickets start at $200 in a town where the average income is $26K. As soon as he was done with me he did the same thing on the other side of town. I thought about going to court but can’t imagine it will work in my favor.
Just wanted to give an affirmation that Rosebud, indeed, is entirely a cash cow against drivers. Part of a moving caravan of 4 vehicles and a seasoned driver, well aware of the small town pursuits for cash. I went through town making sure I was under the speed limits. In a U-Haul truck, I didn’t interest them. Our last driver caught their attention and got the worst and rudest shakedown! Of course, 3 “alleged” infractions were given, in addition to speeding, totaling over $1000. Was not speeding as he was behind me nor behaving badly. We are fighting this scam. Horrid little place and never intend to go there again. Nor will I spend one penny there.
Was driving north through Rosebud as I have done a hundred time knowing not to speed as is a known speed trap. I was in the rear of a long line of cars crawling behind a uhaul truck. After passing through the 4 way stop, as headed for the open road suddenly flashing lights appear from way back around bend. I pull over to let him by but he pulls up behind and tickets me for 44 in a 30, on the complete other side of town. In no way could I have been speeding. Not only is it a speed trap, but home to a crooked cop. We’ll see what happens when I show up to court.