Speed traps ahead
Safety, revenue collide in analysis of where police pulled over most motorists in Texas
Pranav Chopra was headed down U.S. 59 to Houston when he saw the flashing lights in his rear-view mirror. He’d been speeding, a Corrigan police officer told him.
He’d been returning from a visit with his parents when he passed through the small Polk County town.
“I remember it going from 75 to 40 in a matter of seconds,” he recalled. “Someone was sitting right there.” After driving away with a nearly $200 ticket, he voiced his frustration in a tart Google review. “Nothing makes me more sick than a speed trap town. … Police get a bad reputation when they blatantly steal from the citizens.”