- Feb 1, 2007
- Dallas, Texas
- 00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
There's two 'landlocked' towns completely surrounded by the city of Dallas that adopted a Euro-style 'universal' speed limit in their jurisdictions. Large multi-lane divided roads that are built for and posted for 45+mph outside their limits are posted for 35mph... and the town cops like sitting behind bushes forThat’s if you don’t have a town/police department who want to live off of speeding fines. Quite a few towns here will have 4 laned roads (2 each way) with a median from 45 all the way down to 35mph.
To be strictly fair, those two towns are so rich and publicly law abiding that speeding tickets aren't a significant source of income for them. (The state constantly audits them due to our "no speed trap municipalities" law.) Apparently they really are doing this because 1. The cops literally have nothing better to do most of the time, and 2. So many older people screaming about the people rocketing down their roads "at speeds that must be triple the limit" - which people aren't doing - so they have the "safety mandate."