Do You Live Near The 25 Biggest Speed Traps?


Though we aim to be model citizens, not everyone can refrain fromsurpassing the speed limit at all times. Fret not, as the National Motorist Association has just released its updated list of the top 25 cities with the most speed traps. At the top of that list sits two cities ironically located closeto the Motor City.

The NMA runs the National Speed Trap Exchange to help drivers identify where the speed limit is arbitrarily low for having a faster and heavier traffic flow. The Speed Trap Exchange proclaims that it wants to help educate drivers so that they can safely anticipate a speed trap instead of dangerously reacting to one (and slamming on the brakes). On its website, the Speed Trap Exchange provides a full listing of speed traps in the U.S. and Canada.

The top 25 list was calculated by the number of speed traps per 100,000 residents in the municipality. Leading the list is Livonia, Michigan (about 20 miles outside of Detriot), with 27.9 speed traps per 100,000 residents. Just across the river from Detroit is Windsor, Ontario, Canada. According to the STE, the city has 17.6 traps per 100,000 residents, earning it the number two spot.

Do you live near one of the biggest speed traps? Here’s the remainder of the top 25 list.

  1. Orlando, Florida: 17.2 speed traps per 100,000 residents
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada: 11.1
  3. Denver, Colorado: 10.9
  4. Reno, Nevada: 10.4
  5. Tampa, Florida: 8.9
  6. Colorado Springs, Colorado: 7.2
  7. Austin, Texas: 6.1
  8. Sarasota, Florida: 6.1
  9. Portland, Oregon: 5.8
  10. Jacksonville, Florida: 5.4
  11. San Antonio, Texas: 5.3
  12. Fresno, California: 5.0
  13. Hamilton, Ontario: 5.0
  14. New Orleans, Louisiana: 4.7
  15. Toronto, Ontario: 4.7
  16. Houston, Texas: 4.0
  17. Edmonton, Alberta: 3.3
  18. San Diego, California: 3.2
  19. Indianapolis, Indiana: 3.2
  20. San Jose, California: 3.1
  21. Chicago, Illinois: 1.9
  22. Los Angeles, California: 1.6
  23. New York, New York: 0.9
Source: National Motorist Association

aloysious farquart
Never mind. I see an ad for AOL. Nothing is beneath this formerly great magazine.
aloysious farquart
I'da thunk mention of the NMA other than as a joke would be beneath this magazine.
The Livonia anomaly is explained by the presence of all of the automobile journalists...Godspeed fellas!

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