My wife and I drove from Ennis to Dallas today. Again, I was embarrassed by the proliferation of cops manning their radar guns on I-45..
Speed traps are among the lowest forms of law enforcement (TABC would also challenge for that title). I saw cops hiding under bridges, cops hiding on the access road, and cops pulling over fellow drivers (to meet their quota).
I have two problems with this speed trap nonsense. First, the speed limit on I-45 is 60 miles per hour. This is a six lane interstate highway without heavy traffic. The speed limit should be at least 70. After all, motorists want to get through Wilmer as quickly as possible. The 60 mph speed limit has no connection with safety, or with reality (I was going around sixty and being passed by almost every car).
Second, these speed traps are literally highway robbery. Instead of taxing their own citizens to fill the coffers cities like Wilmer spread the misery to out of town motorists. This is not criminal justice, it is traffic taxation.
It’s time to raise the speed limit of I-45 and let these cops do something useful with their time.