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Old 08-26-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Originally Posted by seat21d View Post
I wouldn't consider going 75 in a 60 a 'BS ticket'. The OP deserved the ticket (and I think the OP recognizes that).
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I consider speed trap tickets a BS ticket. I dont know the specifics on this persons ticket but a lot of them are traps. I got caught in one in rockwall and it was labeled construction even though the construction ended months beforehand. I got out of it though with a lawyer.
Yes, but I don't think this ticket qualifies as BS. I was screaming down 75 at 80mph last night but if I'd been pulled over, I'd have been caught dead to rights. Incidentally, I was nowhere near the fastest thing on the road.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Garland
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Well we have to wait on OP to see if it was a speed trap. 75 in a 60 isn't really BS. I mean it's BS in the sense that no major highway should have a speed limit that low of 60 but that's another story. Every highway should be at least 70. I know I-35 going towards Waco and Austin is 70. 60 is snail's pace.

It depends how they were doing radar. I had got a speeding ticket in Richardson a few years back and the cop was sitting in the grass in between trees. To me, that's sort of a speed trap and actually, quite dangerous. Because your reaction when you see the cop out of nowhere where you don't think a car would be, is to panic and slam on the brakes. You could easily cause a pile up behind you.

If cops want to do radar, just do it out in the open for all the cars to see. Doesn't matter how in the open you are, they will get someone speeding no doubt. You don't need to be hiding like camoflauge.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: garland
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I had got a speeding ticket in Richardson a few years back and the cop was sitting in the grass in between trees.
That is their specialty. I have found Richardson to be particularly focused on large volumes of traffic offenders and often on the streets that change speed limits every few blocks like Belt Line. That said, I have also found the best way to avoid getting pulled over is just to pay attention and not speed.

I do think they have a something against accord coupes though. I've been pulled over twice for them to check registration and they have pulled out of their hidey holes to follow me a few times as well. I am pretty sure the registration check was just them sniffing for drunk drivers. I work late quite often downtown and am always alone so I guess that fits their profile.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Well we have to wait on OP to see if it was a speed trap. 75 in a 60 isn't really BS. I mean it's BS in the sense that no major highway should have a speed limit that low of 60 but that's another story. Every highway should be at least 70. I know I-35 going towards Waco and Austin is 70. 60 is snail's pace.

It depends how they were doing radar. I had got a speeding ticket in Richardson a few years back and the cop was sitting in the grass in between trees. To me, that's sort of a speed trap and actually, quite dangerous. Because your reaction when you see the cop out of nowhere where you don't think a car would be, is to panic and slam on the brakes. You could easily cause a pile up behind you.

If cops want to do radar, just do it out in the open for all the cars to see. Doesn't matter how in the open you are, they will get someone speeding no doubt. You don't need to be hiding like camoflauge.
I live in Richardson and the cops are pretty obvious when they're tagging speeders. They are especially notorious for popping people coming west on Belt Line between 75 and Coit. You're a fool to speed on that section of road. Usually the cops are laying in the cut at Lindale and Belt Line or on a cul-de-sac right before you hit Waterview.

They also totally *heart* the school zone in front of Richardson High School.

Consider yourselves warned.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: garland
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Between Belt Line and Plano on the East side of 75 as well. Pretty much avoid Belt Line
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Between Belt Line and Plano on the East side of 75 as well. Pretty much avoid Belt Line
I haven't seen them there as much because Main Street bottlenecks EB from 75 until Frances merges in; there aren't many safe places to pull over where you won't be blocking traffic. They do sometimes pull people over but they're more apt to do it on Greenville north of Main.
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