And they need speed limiters, why?

TORONTO –Toronto is the speed-trap capital of North America.

According to an American organization called the National Motorists Association. Ontario’s capital has more speed traps than Montreal, L.A., and the Big Apple combined.

The stats are a product of the organization’s National Speed Trap Exchange. (, an online listing of all the most common traps across North America.

The listing is actually a very valuable resource, particularly for companies sending trucks to unfamiliar lanes. For example, if you have somebody going down Franklin Avenue in Yellowknife, watch for radar near the entrance to the Garden Apartments.

The NMA, started in 1982, is basically a drivers’ rights group. According to its website, "the premise of the National Motorists Association is that if motorists will join together in one organization to represent their rights and interests as drivers, they will no longer be ignored and exploited by federal, state and local governments."

In addition to establishing the 10-Point Motorist Bill of Rights (which includes “freedom from unreasonable surcharges, fees, taxes and fines) the NMA “believes in freedom and responsibility to make choices, not in arbitrary laws, ticket cameras, unfair driving taxes, revenue-motivated traffic courts and speed traps.”

As for Toronto, the organization says that more than 250 speed traps have been reported over the past few years. Montreal had 65, Los Angeles had 155 and New York City 30. 

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