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All I know is in Memphis, TX they used to used to have a speed limit sign hidden behind a tree, and then they would fine you out the wazoo. The last time I got a ticket on an unmarked road I went to court (early 90's) and was told it was my responsibility to know what the speed limit was if there was no signage!
Yeah, there are a whole lot of speed trap towns in Texas. If you are a driving enthusiast, and live here long enough, you find out where most of them are.

Dallas to Amarillo, a drive I've made way too many times, is full of them. The speed limit on Hwy 287 changes speed limits about fifty times, and at any given time, there is a speed trap at every point where the speed limit drops.

There are also towns in Texas where it doesn't matter what speed you were really driving. I got tickets in my Audis for, if they were honest, for driving an Audi. They figured I had the money, and would just pay the ticket -- which I did. Yeah, I fed the beast -- and don't feel good about it, but it was the easy thing to do. I'm not as willing to joust at windmills as I once was.

But, it could be worse -- I could be black. DWB is a popular offense in North Texas. My black neighbors get pulled over all the time.

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The last time I was confused about a speed limit a nice deputy turned around & stopped me. He told me the speed limit was not 68mph. After a little chat & a check of things with his dispatcher he sent me on my way. Lucky day for me he was a nice guy.
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The last time I was confused about a speed limit a nice deputy turned around & stopped me. He told me the speed limit was not 68mph. After a little chat & a check of things with his dispatcher he sent me on my way. Lucky day for me he was a nice guy.
He wasn't expecting to see a couple of old farts in the GTI... That threw him me thinks!
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Yes I think that is what saved me.
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My favorite speed limit is "safe and prudent". Unfortunately when I was in Montana at that time I wasn't driving anything to take advantage of it.
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Just go as fast and you want. If you get pulled over say you are on your way to the hospital to have a External Hemorrhoid that is about to burst lanced and drained. Or tell him you have a huge Cyst on your Gonads and your going to the ER.

Either way he or she will not check if you lying or keep you very long and let you go on your way because you are about to have a really bad day. You will gross him out and he / she will let you go.

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