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America's Worst Speed Traps

1. Houston, Texas

Speed traps: 373
And the winning city is from … Houston Texas!
Seriously, the speed traps in Texas are so bad, Dornsife said, "any place in Texas could be No.

1."Drivers note on that there are traps set at the Houston city limits and near attractions like the Astrodome. And, the speed limit can change rapidly and dramatically. One motorist wrote that entering the city on Highway 59 North, the speed limit dropped suddenly to 55 from 70. Just as the motorist noticed the speed-limit change on his GPS, BAM! There was a speed trap.
The number of tickets was even more staggering when the economy was bad: In March of last year, KTRK Channel 13 found that Houston police officers wrote about 3,000 tickets per day, or 147 an hour! says the average speeding ticket in the U.S. is about $150. Multiply that out and that's $450,000 a day—and $14 million for the month.


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Comment balloon 7 commentsDanny Frank • February 19 2011 12:35AM


I'll make sure to slow down if ever in Houston!  Hopefully they are using the money they are making on the ticket revenue to help stimulate the economy!

Posted by Debbie Rumsey, Realtor, Green, SFR (HomeSmart Realty West, Carlsbad, CA) about 8 years ago

Having lived in Katy for six years I can agree....I think police pay for their Christmas parties with all the ticket money.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) about 8 years ago

Now that looks like a way for the city to raise some money for themselves.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) about 8 years ago

Good Morning Danny, thanks for the warning, it is appericated.

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) about 8 years ago

Thanks for the heads up.  Anyone going 45 N towards Dallas.  When you get close to Palmer you better slow down.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker about 8 years ago

When I worked for Southern Pacific Railroad I had to travel on HWY 59 multiple times each day. Those poor motorist who drove the speed limit took fate into their own hands!

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) about 8 years ago

Danny -, huh? I'll HAVE to check it out! There's a ton over in DFW too. Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Kim Dean, d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Own ( about 8 years ago