speed trap

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speed trap

A stretch of road where the speed limit is strictly monitored, typically by police officers who have obscured themselves from passing vehicles. Hey, slow down, there's a speed trap up ahead!
See also: speed, trap
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In the latest development, users globally are getting another update that will enable them to report an accident or a speed trap in the app itself if they encounter one during their journey.
If there is a speed trap icon on the map, defaulters can be intimated beforehand.
However, there is one thing missing in this scene: Shouldn't there have been a sign stating that there is a speed trap ahead?
The decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled out that all traffic controls including speed traps should be aimed at protecting the public and helping them to drive safely and that it is unacceptable to set up a speed trap and expect a driver who fails to comply with the speed limit to pay a fine without first informing the driver about it.
To be caught in a speed trap does not prove anything except that it is the victim's turn to be on the wrong road at the wrong time.
The bill prompted a spirited debate in the Senate about whether Coburg has been running a speed trap or simply doing its part for highway safety.
Morrisette said Coburg's critics were unfairly painting the city's I-5 patrols as a speed trap to gain political support for SB 1074.
If they did NOT salute it meant a speed trap lay ahead.
"Towards Buncrana there is a speed trap, usually radar, in Burnfoot or Fahan village or sitting at Duffy's garage in Lisfannon."