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Old 09-01-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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Houston Area Speed Traps & Ticket Stories

Thought the gas pedal was the clutch? Just casually passing a slow car? Need to really go to the bathroom? Testing the gas pedal to see if it still works? "Air drying" your car after a wash? Need to rush home to your dying hamster?

Whatever excuse you've used to get out of a ticket, more than likely you've been stopped for speeding (or soon will with your new toy). Let's help each other out by posting known speed traps in and around Houston. If you have a funny ticket story to share, post those too!

1. Sam Houston Tollway/Beltway 8: any part of it. Watch out for those constables, they're sneaky. You'll find most of them at the bottom of overpasses so they can nail you as you're coming over it. They'll also just sit on the shoulder with their trucks open tagging folks.

2. I45/Gulf Freeway and Shaver exit: east side. I often see HPD parked under the underpass checking people's registration/inspection stickers. If they haven't stopped anyone for expired stickers, they're tagging folks as they exit the freeway or speeding on the feeder.

3. Sagemont area: I45 south and Beltway area. Harris County Constables swarm the area, especially the residential streets and Scarsdale and Beamer street.

4. Pasadena: everywhere!

5. Midtown: everywhere, especially on the weekends! Warning, if you park in that area to party it up, watch where you park. A lot of street parking spaces turn into no parking zones after a certain time. Crazy I know but those cops and tow trucks swarm the area like ants once that time hits. Park in a lot (more secure) or just pay attention to the signs on the streets.

6. Hwy 146: Kemah area. Note the speed drops from 50 to 45 and that's where they hang out!

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Old 10-13-2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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The Baytown East Freeway anywhere between 610 and downtown East and West bound. They are out everymorning anf afternoon. Sometimes I have seen them back to back a mile or two apart. Watch out for the "phantom" cars!!! No ticket yet, just really careful!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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Kemah, coming over the HWY 146 bridge! Also on 146 going into la port. there is that small town Idk the name oh ya SHREWPORT! And a cop always sits right before the la port city limits behind a traffic light, just drive 50 through there and youre good
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