The National Motorists Association, an organization founded for the rights and interests of motorists in North America, has identified the ten cities that use speed traps most often.
The NMA ranked the cities based on the number of reports on their Web site from the public. These are the cities that drivers say have the most speed traps:
1. Detroit, Michigan suburbs 2. Colorado Springs, Colorado 3. Houston, Texas 4. Orlando, Florida 5. Nashville, Tennessee 6. Ann Arbor, Michigan 7. Albuquerque, New Mexico 8. Washington, D.C. 9. Denver, Colorado 10. Virginia Beach, Virginia
As a current resident of Ann Arbor - who was raised in a suburb of Detroit - I can say that these results don't startle me. I've gotten used to driving in a manner in which I constantly inspect shady overpasses and scan the horizon for blobs in the median. I also pride myself on my ability to identify the shape of a pair of headlights on a Crown Victoria through the rearview mirror, at night, at great distances. It's a special skill car nuts with speed addictions acquire when growing up in Michigan.