Editorial: Speed limits are a two-way street
Interestingly, none of these seven tips include the most effective way to put the brakes on a speed trap - simply drive the posted speed limit.
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#1 Jul 23, 2014
If Texas D.O.T. installed oversized speed limit signs with orange flags and a yellow flashing sign warning motorists of cross traffic ahead 1500 feet. Estelline would have to disband its one man police force and file bankruptcy within 4 to 6 months. If you study the terrain of U.S. Hwy 287 you'll notice a dip as you travel south and a blind curve as you travel north. The town is only a few blocks long and almost every motorist that gets nailed is from out of town. Hwy 86 intersects with US 287 so a flashing early warning sign positioned before the city limit alerting motorists would prevent Estelline from running a policing for profit operation.
#2 Jul 24, 2014
Estelline is a known speed trap. It writes 300 times more tickets than the next highest town in the State writes. It has been stated that the sole purpose of their one man police force is to write tickets to support the town. So you see there are worse places we could go.
#3 Jul 24, 2014
The City Council cites safety reasons to justify their policing for profit operation. The one man police police force rakes in 90% of Estellines budget. U.S. Hwy 287 speeding tickets are the towns chief meal ticket. Some say don't speed and you won't get a ticket. A flashing early warning sign alerting to cross traffic ahead will shut Estelline down.
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