Welcome to SpeedTrapAhead.org
Since you’ve come to this website, you most likely already have some idea what it’s [mostly] about…
– Speed Traps! –
Have you ever seen anyone flash their lights at you on the highway?
They are probably telling you of something to be cautious about on the road ahead.
Perhaps, debris on the road. Maybe some deer next to the shoulder.
Many times, it is to warn drivers that there is a police speed trap ahead.
Not a lot of people flash their lights to warn others nowadays; but, I DO!
And, when I see a speed trap, I go back up the road a bit, and stand on the sidewalk, wearing my SpeedTrapAhead t-shirt.
(Get YOUR SpeedTrapAhead.org T-shirt HERE!)
The purpose of SpeedTrapAhead.org and the associated shirt-wearing is threefold:
- Safety and Situational Awareness: It gets drivers to pay more attention and be aware of what’s around them. Drivers instinctively slow down when they see “Speed Trap Ahead” — and that’s a GOOD thing! Drivers need to keep their eyes and minds alert, and drive sensibly. With police agencies stating that “issuing tickets is for safety“, why would they EVER say that this type of activism is a problem?
- Activism against undeserved/outrageously expensive tickets: There are many factors that affect whether a ticket is justified, or even legal. In Lubbock, TX, in a 1-year period, there were 70,000 tickets issued, 6,000 requests for trial, and only 170 trials. This means: 97% of the requests for trial never made it to court. Cases were either dismissed outright, or fines and points were reduced. These statistics also show that over 90% of ticketed drivers just paid the fine and accepted the often serious consequences, essentially just “giving in” to the system. And, some tickets are issued in areas that are deliberately confusing or unclear. The political/social issues concerning tickets in general are numerous and varied. Information is power!
- Driver/Community support and assistance: Whether it’s helping you prepare to fight a ticket, providing articles for your reading entertainment and education, or just providing a forum to tell your stories or vent frustration — we’re here. Keeping money in YOUR pocket, helping to improve your driving habits, keeping insurance rates down, and not letting police and/or the law intimidate you — all while PROMOTING SAFETY — is what it’s all about!
It’s what I do in my spare time! AND, it DOES slow drivers down and promote safety.
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