Wallis, Texas Speed Traps
I wasn’t pulled over for speeding, but it’s best to avoid driving through this town. I stopped on the side of the road one night to check my SUV’s engine coolant (had overheating problems earlier from pulling a trailer) and a city cop detained me and wanted to search my vehicle and bring a K-9 unit out. Also asked me if I had any weapons (firearms in the vehicle are legal anyway.) A DPS stopped by and told the cop to leave me alone, he had no reason to detain me.
Even if you’re not speeding, they’ll pull you over if they’re bored enough and try to find reasons to take you to jail.
This area is not a speed trap by legal terms since it is well marked, this is just a informatory entry that you need to take heed to the signs and slow down because if you do not live in this town they will ticket you. City police usually sit on the north side of town just after the final speed drop to 35 but the entire are is potrolled by Sheriff’s department as well.
NOTE: This city does not employ any officers for traffic on the weekends,on-call only, and Austin County Sheriff rarely patrols here on weekends.
The speed drops from 60 to 45 to 30 mph well before entering the small town. The road is still in a rural area. The 30 mph is unreasonably slow for the road in a rural setting.
Quick and sudden speed limit changes, many signs obscured or slightly obscured by trees or detractors on north side of town (Hwy 36). This town has six officers, four patrol cars all with radar, and a population of 1000, also less than one mile long or wide.
This is a small town 50 miles West of Houston. The population of this town is less than 1000 people. We have less than one mile of road that passes through the town. There will be at any given time three patrol cars on duty at any given time. They seem to target the out of towners more so than the locals. Watch out when going through this town, they are waiting for you and will get you. I have seen all three cars with someone pulled over many times.