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Top 10 Cities for Speed Traps

Old 02-18-2011, 01:48 PM
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An on-line article appeared today about the 10 worst cities for speed traps. Here is what it had to say:

"Speed limits are supposed to be based on factual studies of traffic and what the majority of motorists deem as a safe speed," said Chad Dornsife, director of the Highway Safety Group . "Now, the posted limit has become a revenue generatorónot a safety device."
The National Motorists Association, a drivers' rights group, estimates that speeding tickets are a $4.5 to $6 billion industry in America.

To be clear, speeding tickets aren't just for lead foots: In some places, they'll ticket you for going one mile over the speed limit and others set the speed limits artificially low.

"In some places, the average speed limit is set 10 to 15 miles below the actual safe speed for conditions," Dornsife said. "It makes technical violators out of people otherwise driving safely."


1. Houston, TX- 373
2. Austin, TX- 189
3. Las Vegas, NV- 187
4. Colorado Springs, CO- 186
5. Jacksonville, FL- 175
6. Denver, CO- 165
7. Orlando, FL- 165
8. Dallas, TX- 156
9. Chicago, IL- 153
10. Los Angles, CA- 151
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hahahaha.... Glad i leave nowhere near those cities. Feel bad for the folks in Houston. looks like they're far and above anyone else.
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