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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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Therefore drivers should first be properly made aware of the rules and speed limits and aware of speed traps. This will probably be good for many drivers, and I don't know anyone who would speed up when there are visible signs stating the speed limit followed by a sign highlighting that a speed trap is in operation.
Derel Schulz said he takes offense to both the notion that speed traps exist in the city - speedtrap.org includes about 40 entries for Eugene - as well as the idea that officers issue citations for revenue purposes.
The speed trap feature is supposed to help commuters know if there are any speed cameras along the route with the help of a small camera icon.
I notice that before reaching these speed traps many motorists flash me with their headlights to warn of what lies ahead.
It was alleged that he knew a police speed trap had been set up in a layby ahead to catch drivers exceeding the 70mph limit.
THE Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has defended its decision to prosecute a driver who flashed his lights at other motorists to warn them of a mobile police speed trap.
Angry motorists say the latest tactics are dangerous as they are forced to brake suddenly when they see the speed trap.
At every circuit I have either topped the speed trap times or have been close to it.
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.
News that South Wales is the biggest speed trap for motorists in England and Wales will be greeted with a mixed reaction.
A DENTIST was twice caught speeding by the same speed trap in the space of 35 minutes.
A senior policeman whose car was caught in a speed trap will not face prosecution, a force spokesman said yesterday.
ARE you the friendly sort of driver who flashes the lights to warn fellow drivers there's a speed trap ahead?
Paul Fisher, 39, was banned from the roads and tagged after forcing a speed trap policeman to jump for his life by driving at him at 70mph.
A STUDENT who raced through a speed trap in Coventry almost knocked over a policeman, a court heard.