Canadian border city ranks second on list of N.A. cities with most speed traps

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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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  • While there certainly are places where over enforcement exists, like giving tickets for less than 10 over. The amount of traffic that seems to feel they have a right do 80 kph in a 50 zone or in many cases double what ever the sign says more enforcement is actually warranted.

    Seems to me we see this story every year and I make the same comments on it. So let me once again complain about the minivans with two car seats in them doing 80 in the school zones and suggest these idiots deserve a lengthy suspension along with the large ticket.

    I say crack down on it all I’m sick of these idiots roaring into and out of traffic lane to lane doing double the speed limit just to be stopped at the next light and picking their nose when the light changes causing me to come to a stop when I could have just kept rolling, driving sensibly, and not have to watch them suddenly wake up and repeat the same stupidity. Over confident under qualified pinheads that think they are stock car drivers on the highway doing 140 or better swerving in and out of traffic looking for a place to crash, see it to much and I’m sick of it.

    Drive properly and quit crying about speed traps. I learned to a long tiime ago and haven’t had a ticket since.

  • Truck drivers can do 80kph in a 50kph zone but are trusted not too.
    Its the 401 that we are not to be trusted.