Temple, Texas Speed Traps
City of Temple on West Adams by the 7-11 they have traps set up with MC cops who a round military payday day seem to be after any vehicle with any type of military sticker on it they ticket you with speeds of 12 to 15 miles over the speed limit, the rest of the time they hang out by the VA Medical center.
From a traffic light, or turn, as you approach the access to enter onto the main highway which has you going over 4 lanes of traffic uphill, a traffic cop is sitting at the MCALLISTER sandwich shop, and is clocking you. Speed limit is 45 .
2 MC Cops sit there with their hand held laser speed detectors. My laser detector went off, I looked down, my speedO said 59 a truck passed me faster. He pulled me over for 69, I asked what about the truck that passed me, he said he was not speeding! I would like to read in the paper, semi hits 2 mc cops who were standing on the shoulder.
The speed on 21st street is 45 until you get to the overpass just after the light at Ave. H. At the bottom of the hill it drops to 30. As most people know a car moving down an incline will pick up speed without using the gas pedal. Make sure to use the break all the way down the hill and don’t go over 30mph. I have had several family get tickets at the bottom of the hill for going over 30mph on the down hill side of the overpass. Watch Out !!!
The police like to wait at the bottom of any hill to catch anyone slipping over the speed limit. When the construction was still going on at 190 near the VA hospital, the police were even waiting 2 at a time to catch anyone not riding the brakes to keep from going over the speed limit. It’s not like someone leaving the VA hospital needs that kind of treatment.
They are especially worse at the end of the month.