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Old 08-03-2007, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Here's something that I haven't seen before in a thread, but I wanted to warn everyone. I've seen a constable parked inside the closed lane on Mainland close to the Tezel intersection. As you go on Mainland towards Tezel, the street curves and you can't see him until you're there. The speed limit posted is 30 so good luck going through that intersection. I saw him pull over an SUV that must have been going around 40.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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invest in a radar detector.. It's much better to see them before they see you.. and yes, I know they aren't perfect and I know I shouldn't speed, but they do work very good and I'm a more competent driver than 99.99999% of the people on the SA roads..

BTW, I always wondered if constables can pull you over and a few months ago I found out they indeed can and will.. This particular jerk didn't like my style of driving even though I was following him at a safe distance the entire time. The moron slammed on his brakes hard enough to smoke the tires which caused me to engage ABS in my car. He then pulled me over, kept referring to me as brotha and proceeded to give me his opinion of my driving. After it was over I realized I should've reported him because trash like him doesn't deserve a badge, but at least now I know they can pull you over.. I did a google search and they're like some sort of super cop in Texas and can go all over the state..
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Speed traps catch those who speed. Instead of trying to find ways to circumvent the laws, we should all try following them. It would actually cause far less wrecks and traffic jams if everyone drove the speed limit, and we'd get where we need to go faster.
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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What about illegal speed traps, like Selma was famous for? Should people have just gone along with that? Speed traps are just that sometimes, a TRAP, a good money maker. Just ask anyone who has gone 26 MPH in Windcrest.
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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Leon Valley and Shavano Park are both notorious speed traps, and more than one of my friends have told me stories about people ticketed for going 1 mph over the speed limit. Thankfully, this hasn't happened to me yet, and though I don't go through LV very regularly, I often cut through SP on DeZavala to Lockhill-Selma or Military Hwy to avoid 1604, and I always see at least one cop car. Driving through SP has got to be the only time I've ever set my cruise control at 35 mph!
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I personally think speed limits are usually much slower than they should be. Good example would be the Military exit off 151. 151 is a 65 MPH highway and the access road is 55 MPH, so why exactly is the exit ramp speed limit 40 MPH? I was behind another annoying cop (yes, I find most traffic cops annoying) who was going about 64 MPH on 151 with at least 10-20 cars behind him. He for some strange reason decided to be cute and put on his brakes pretty hard on 151 to slow down to 40 before he got to the ramp. I suppose this is technically how it should be done, but NOBODY does that.. needless to say, several cars had to hit their brakes hard because most of us were also getting off on Military and nobody expected anyone to be dumb enough to do that...
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:37 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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151 is a 65 MPH highway and the access road is 55 MPH, so why exactly is the exit ramp speed limit 40 MPH?
That's why they're called "advisory" speed limits. I often catch myself driving faster on an off ramp than I was on the freeway, especially when getting off of 1604. Maybe it's the rush of getting out from behind a bunch of Suburbans and Range Rovers going 55 on a 70mph freeway!
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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yeah leon valley, 2 out of 2 tickets i got are from there...
i heard live oak also is notorious on speed limit...
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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ha ha, I hear ya.. it is sad when you pass the people you were behind even though the speed limit is technically slower..
and yes, the advisory speed limit is why nobody expected the jerk to put on his brakes hard to get down to 40..
I am not a police hater by any stretch of the imagination, but in this city they are highly annoying. I see them purposely going below the speed limit on 410 all the time and it just creates a huge mess behind them. This is in good weather too, so they really have no reason to be going below the speed limit. I think they do it for the power trip, which is lame..
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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Personally, I've never gotten a speeding ticket I didn't deserve. That said, I hate Selma.
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