While southern California is home to lots of speed traps, the area east and slightly north of Sacramento along U.S. Highway 50 encompasses the five locations with the most reported speed trap activity in the entire state. Weekend gamblers and ski buffs heading to Lake Tahoe are the likely targets of such aggressive enforcement operations. […]
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Michigan boasts one of the most notorious speed trap hot spots in the country: the area immediately surrounding the Detroit Municipal Wayne County Airport. In fact, three of the top five speed traps in the state, all in the city of Romulus, ring the airport. Also note that the city’s ex-police chief, Michael St. Andre, […]
Pennsylvania is the only state that prohibits local police from using radar for speed enforcement. Still, the staties are happy to fill the void and tag you with their radar units. So keep your eyes open, especially in the locations highlighted below.
South Carolina is home to one of the most distinctive landmarks in America: the famous peach-shaped water tower in Gaffney. Look for it along I-85, but don’t get too distracted. You’ll also need to keep an eye out for speed enforcement, especially in the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area.
Louisiana is the latest state to try to outlaw speed traps. State Representative Regina Barrow recently proposed legislation that would define a speed trap as a stretch of road for which no valid speed study exists. In such cases, police would be prohibited from using radar enforcement unless the driver’s speed exceeds the prima facie […]