Canada's Worst Speed Trap City

 

It seems that Windsor, Ontario is Canada's worst speed trap city, but is second, in North America only to Livonia, MI. And I thought Summeersville, WV was the worst, in North America. Seems it is only the worst in West Virginia.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/windsor-no-2-speed-traps-n-america-...

This info comes to us from the National Motorists Association. Google the NMA. It seems to be an interesting site, but I'm sure many of you know of it.

Here's the List: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2011/09/01/wdr-s...
Speed traps per 100,000 residents

Livonia, Mich. - 27.9
Windsor, Ont. - 17.6
Orlando, Fla. - 17.2
Las Vegas, Nev. - 11.1
Denver, Colo. - 10.9
Reno, Nev. - 10.4
Tampa, Fla. - 8.9
Colorado Springs, Colo. - 7.2
Austin, Texas - 6.1
Sarasota, Fla - 6.1
Portland, Ore - 5.8
Jacksonville, Fla - 5.4
San Antonio, Texas - 5.3
Fresno, Calif. - 5.0
Hamilton, Ont. - 5.0
New Orleans, La. - 4.7
Toronto, Ont. (GTA) - 4.7
Houston, Texas - 4.0
Edmonton, Alta. - 3.3
San Diego, Calif. - 3.2
Indianapolis, Ind. - 3.2
San Jose, Calif. - 3.1
Chicago, Ill. - 1.9
Los Angeles, Calif. - 1.6
New York, N.Y. - 0.9

Source: National Motorists Association

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Speed Traps

The term "speed trap" has some very negative connotations and I don't think it is always appropriately applied.

In my opinion, a speed trap is one where there are rapid changes in speed limits with very little notification, or where there is no justification for an arbitrarily low posted speed limit. And the police are "preying" on the unsuspecting and uninformed driver. The fact that large numbers of people get ticketed for going faster than the posted speed limit does not make an area a "speed trap".

In my opinion, "speed traps" should be illegal. But if I knowigly drive over the posted speed limit, just because I think I should be able to do so (after all, I am a GOOD driver rolleyes ), then I have to suffer the consequences of my decision.

En-(Speed)-Trap-ment

DanielT wrote:

In my opinion, a speed trap is one where there are rapid changes in speed limits with very little notification, or where there is no justification for an arbitrarily low posted speed limit. And the police are "preying" on the unsuspecting and uninformed driver. The fact that large numbers of people get ticketed for going faster than the posted speed limit does not make an area a "speed trap".

I agree. When it's really about safety, I'm okay with it. When it's about shooting (us) fish in a barrel, it's wrong.