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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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.
Meanwhile, Denmark are receiving only the speed trap notification at the moment.
Dollar resident Mike Day, who took our photos of the speed trap on theA91,said yesterday: "The police were invisible to motorists, with only the speed equipment itself poking out from behind the tree.
Angry motorists say the latest tactics are dangerous as they are forced to brake suddenly when they see the speed trap.
The arsonist wedged a bicycle tyre around the speed trap on the A45, near Toll Bar island, and set it ablaze.
The speed trap is now legal but there have been about 25,000 prosecutions since 1997, admit police.
The second-generation version of the Speed Trap refrigerated solvent condenser improves the performance of vacuum concentration systems.
Well, there were several conflicting landmark cases that came before the courts, and I am pleased to say that there was a High Court ruling in 2005 when the court decided that no offence of wilful obstruction is committed where the suspect warns motorists of a police speed trap ahead - unless it is established that those warned were either already speeding or were likely to do so at the speed trap.
Police said the speed trap site was Department for Transport-approved.
This will serve to search the QB on the speed trap. (Base red rules)
Riding the WeTrackBikes.com CBR1000 Honda Fireblade, which he only acquired early this season, Owen added: "I'm getting to grips with the bike and managed 188mph through the speed trap so was happy with the set-up for the race and qualified 28th.
Depute Fiscal Nicol Gillespie told how the Emmy award-winner was caught in the speed trap shortly after 10am when the road was relatively quiet and conditions were good.
At every circuit I have either topped the speed trap times or have been close to it.
Judge Richard Cole told Duan: "You saw the speed trap and panicked.
"Surely, he must have known in advance where the speed trap would be set.
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