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The Worst Speed Trap Cities In North America

September 2010

For years, drivers from every U.S. state and Canadian province have reported speed trap locations to the National Motorists Association’s National Speed Trap Exchange. As families squeeze in vacation time together this Labor Day weekend, before the school year begins in full swing, the roadways will be a very busy place for travelers.

With the combination of heavy holiday traffic, federally-funded ticketing campaigns, and financially-strapped local and state governments, motorists have good reason to feel like they have dollar signs painted on their vehicles.

To help families avoid a depressing and expensive holiday traffic ticket experience, the NMA has identified two cities in each state and province using data directly from the National Speed Trap Exchange.

The first city listed has the most user-reported speed traps regardless of population size, while the second has the most speed traps for cities with populations of 100,000 or less.

To view information on over 60,000 specific speed trap reports by city, state or province, you can visit the Exchange at www.speedtrap.org.

Alabama
Montgomery (Worst Overall)
Hoover (Worst under 100k)

Alaska
Anchorage
(Worst Overall)
Juneau
(Worst under 100k)

Arizona
Tucson
(Worst Overall)
Flagstaff
(Worst under 100k)

Arkansas
Little Rock
(Worst Overall)
Fayetteville
(Worst under 100k)

California
Los Angeles
(Worst Overall)
Mission Viejo
(Worst under 100k)

Colorado
Colorado Springs
(Worst Overall)
Littleton
(Worst under 100k)

Connecticut
Milford
(Worst Overall)
Milford
(Worst under 100k)

Delaware
Newark
(Worst Overall)
Newark
(Worst under 100k)

Florida
Jacksonville
(Worst Overall)
Boca Raton
(Worst under 100k)

Georgia
Atlanta
(Worst Overall)
Marietta
(Worst under 100k)

Hawaii
Honolulu
(Worst Overall)
Aiea
(Worst under 100k)

Idaho
Boise
(Worst Overall)
Idaho Falls
(Worst under 100k)

Illinois
Chicago
(Worst Overall)
Elk Grove Village
(Worst under 100k)

Indiana
Indianapolis
(Worst Overall)
Bloomington
(Worst under 100k)

Iowa
Des Moines
(Worst Overall)
Iowa City
(Worst under 100k)

Kansas
Overland Park
(Worst Overall)
Lawrence
(Worst under 100k)

Kentucky
Louisville
(Worst Overall)
Bowling Green
(Worst under 100k)

Louisiana
Baton Rouge
(Worst Overall)
Metairie
(Worst under 100k)

Maine
Portland
(Worst Overall)
Biddleford
(Worst under 100k)

Maryland
Baltimore
(Worst Overall)
Gaithersburg
(Worst under 100k)

Massachusetts
Boston
(Worst Overall)
Lynn
(Worst under 100k)

Michigan
Livonia
(Worst Overall)
Livonia
(Worst under 100k)

Minnesota
St. Paul
(Worst Overall)
Edina
(Worst under 100k)

Mississippi
Jackson
(Worst Overall)
Meridian
(Worst under 100k)

Missouri
Kansas City
(Worst Overall)
O'Fallon
(Worst under 100k)

Montana
Missoula
(Worst Overall)
Missoula
(Worst under 100k)

Nebraska
Omaha
(Worst Overall)
Bellevue
(Worst under 100k)

Nevada
Las Vegas
(Worst Overall)
Carson City
(Worst under 100k)

New Hampshire
Manchester
(Worst Overall)
Nashua
(Worst under 100k)

New Jersey
Mahwah
(Worst Overall)
Mahwah
(Worst under 100k)

New Mexico
Albuquerque
(Worst Overall)
Las Cruces
(Worst under 100k)

New York
New York City
(Worst Overall)
Troy
(Worst under 100k)

North Carolina
Raleigh
(Worst Overall)
Asheville
(Worst under 100k)

North Dakota
Fargo
(Worst Overall)
Grand Forks
(Worst under 100k)

Ohio
Cleveland
(Worst Overall)
Millersburg
(Worst under 100k)

Oklahoma
Tulsa
(Worst Overall)
Moore
(Worst under 100k)

Oregon
Portland
(Worst Overall)
Beaverton
(Worst under 100k)

Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
(Worst Overall)
Reading
(Worst under 100k)

Rhode Island
Pawtucket
(Worst Overall)
Pawtucket
(Worst under 100k)

South Carolina
Greenville
(Worst Overall)
Greenville
(Worst under 100k)

South Dakota
Sioux Falls
(Worst Overall)
Rapid City
(Worst under 100k)

Tennessee
Nashville
(Worst Overall)
Smyrna
(Worst under 100k)

Texas
Houston
(Worst Overall)
Tyler
(Worst under 100k)

Utah
Salt Lake City
(Worst Overall)
Sandy
(Worst under 100k)

Vermont
Wilmington
(Worst Overall)
Wilmington
(Worst under 100k)

Virginia
Virginia Beach
(Worst Overall)
Fairfax
(Worst under 100k)

Washington
Seattle
(Worst Overall)
Bellingham
(Worst under 100k)

West Virginia
Summersville
(Worst Overall)
Summersville
(Worst under 100k)

Wisconsin
Milwaukee
(Worst Overall)
Kenosha
(Worst under 100k)

Wyoming
Cheyenne
(Worst Overall)
Cheyenne
(Worst under 100k)

CANADA

Alberta
Calgary
(Worst Overall)
Lethbridge
(Worst under 100k)

British Columbia
Vancouver
(Worst Overall)
Victoria
(Worst under 100k)

Manitoba
Winnipeg
(Worst Overall)
Portage la Prairie
(Worst under 100k)

New Brunswick
Moncton
(Worst Overall)
Moncton
(Worst under 100k)

Newfoundland
St. John's
(Worst Overall)
Corner Brook
(Worst under 100k)

Nova Scotia
Dartmouth
(Worst Overall)
Dartmouth
(Worst under 100k)

Ontario
Toronto
(Worst Overall)
Brantford
(Worst under 100k)

Quebec
Montreal
(Worst Overall)
Brossard
(Worst under 100k)

Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
(Worst Overall)
Moose Jaw
(Worst under 100k)

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