Absolutely right! Everyone driving to the Delaware beaches knows about this town - it's an absolute speed trap. I swear, 100% of their local economy must come from tickets. We once had a cop follow us for a couple miles out of town - I wouldn't go 1 mile over the limit there.
Delaware can be bad, but you'll see cops everywhere on Virginia highways and I noticed quite a few on a road trip through Oklahoma too. My experience also says that North Dakota likes to ticket, especially out-of-staters.
I suspect the Nevada numbers are the all too common bogus stuff we get.
Remember, we have far more tourists than average--this drives up the rate of incidents per population.
I also suspect it has to do with tourists driving like idiots. They can get awfully lead-footed coming up from California and in a hurry to gamble. Many of those stop at the state line, though, and thus couldn't be picked up speeding in Nevada.
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Originally Posted by rwoman
USA Today: Your odds of getting a traffic ticket are greatest in Nevada, if the analysis of a motorists' rights group is on the money.
Bingo! And it's 10x worse if you have out-of-state plates. For some of the little towns where the local mine has closed, speed traps are the entire economic base of the community (Ely NV, I'm looking at you...)
63 in a 60? $150! Never mind that's within the margin of error. I was going to stop for the night - that's dinner, maybe a couple beers, a motel room, breakfast, tank of gas, & etc, all going into the local economy. But now instead I think I'll push on through to Vegas...
I believe that you are MOST likely to get speeding tickets in small, podunk, punk towns with absolutely nothing to do & no revenues to speak of, aside from slight property taxes, perhaps.
These people and towns are unscrupulous, pathetic, disgusting & should NOT EXIST!!! They harass innocent motorists for the purpose of revenue generation. They often have inappropriately low speed limits and they pull people over on thin threads.
San Antonio has a few of these punk towns in its metropolitan area. It saddens me greatly that we are blighted by these disgusting, parasitic, predatory municipalities in a state as great as Texas and a country as amazing as America. Horrific!
Last edited by RussianTexan; May 26, 12 at 5:19 am.
It's an excellent resource when you know you will be driving through unfamiliar territory. Just check out all the cities and towns on your route, look at the number of posts (and the level of vitriol expressed in them) and compare it to the relative size of the city or town and you should get a general idea of what sort of "speed trap town" it is.
This website's saved me numerous times, the most prominent one being Atoka, Oklahoma. Now THAT was a pathetic, punk burg!