Canadian border city ranks second on list of N.A. cities with most speed traps
August 30, 2011
WAUNAKEE, Wis. -- Windsor, Ont. has the second-highest number of reported speed traps in North America in the past two years, according to a list released by the National Motorists Association. The list included the top 25 cities in Canada and...
WAUNAKEE, Wis. — Windsor, Ont. has the second-highest number of reported speed traps in North America in the past two years, according to a list released by the National Motorists Association. The list included the top 25 cities in Canada and the US as indicated by the public on the NMA’s National Speed Trap Exchange.
Windsor was found to have 17.6 reported speed traps per 100,000 residents since Sept. 1, 2009. The only city ranking higher than Windsor was Livonia, Mich., about 40 km northwest of the border city, with a score of 27.9.
Other Canadian cities on the list included Hamilton, Ont. with a score of 5.0, Toronto, Ont. (Greater Toronto Area) with 4.7, and Edmonton, Alta. with 3.3.
Nova Scotia and Ontario topped the Canadian provinces, each with a rate of 8.7.
“With the busy Labour Day holiday approaching, and the school year about to begin, [we hope] that motorists safely anticipate, rather than suddenly react to, ticketing operations known as speed traps,” NMA officials said in a release.
Speed traps are characterized by arbitrarily low speed limits and heavy traffic enforcement.
“Motorists should be alert in those areas to avoid receiving citations,” the NMA said.
The Speed Trap Exchange identifies the specific locations of thousands of chronic speed traps in Canada and the US. Information about each listing is enhanced by commentary from motorists who have encountered the police operations.
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