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If you’ve got a lead foot, this post is specifically for you. The weather is getting better and we know that you just can wait to cruise the open roads. But be warned: you should brush up on what cities are the worst for speed traps.
Speeding tickets are a big business and with the recession, some cities are putting up more speed traps in an effort to bring in a little more cash. And the business is booming – the National Motorists Association estimates that speeding tickets bring in $4.5 to $6 billion in America. Not too shabby.
And even if you aren’t in a hurry, you should always watch your speedometer, as some cities will fine you for going just one mile over the speed limit, while others set the limits artificially low.
After the jump, you’ll find a list of the top cities with the number of speed traps they boast.
[Source: Yahoo Autos]
Claus Ettensberger, founder of CEC Wheels, was fortunate enough to have some of the Lexus PR types bring a Lexus LFA around so he could take a little test drive. What these Lexus people didn’t know was that Claus doesn’t just sell wheels, he’s CLAUS, which means he must drive completely crazy all the time.
Claus is a 4-year veteran of the Bullrun Rally, and also participates in the Gumball3000, generally in some type of tuned German exotic. Well, now Claus has a new record to add to his rally trophies: the first person to be caught speeding in the Lexus supercar.
Hit the jump to watch the short video and see just how fast Claus was going. Ouch.
If you’ve got a lead foot, the National Motorists Association has some handy information for you. They have just released their ranking of states where you’re most likely to get a speeding ticket.
Making it their cause to promote rational traffic laws, eliminate speed traps and get rid of camera-based ticketing systems, the National Motorists Association (NMA) complied this list based on which states issue the highest number of speeding tickets. It was a tough job, as most states and municipalities don’t like to publish data on ticketing motorists. But the NMA is a dedicated group, so they gathered the data and compared it to actual experiences from NMA members in order to valid their rankings.
So which states should you brake for? See after the jump got a list of the top 10 states that issue speeding tickets: