Waunakee, Wisconsin – Three cities in Ontario and one in Alberta made the list of the top 25 U.S. and Canadian cities with the highest number of reported speed trap locations in the past two years. The list is compiled by the National Motorists Association.
The association said that with the busy long weekend approaching and the school year about to begin, it hopes that motorists safely anticipate ticketing operations rather than suddenly react to them. In a statement, the association said, “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 association’s Speed Trap Exchange identifies the specific locations of thousands of chronic speed traps in the U.S. and Canada.
Cities on the Top 25 list had the most reported speed traps since September 1, 2009, and are ranked by speed traps per 100,000 residents. Topping the list was Livonia, Michigan, followed by Windsor, Ontario. Other Canadian cities were Hamilton, Ontario at number 15; Toronto at 17; and Edmonton at 19.
During the two-year period cited, Vermont, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wyoming and Colorado had the most number of new speed trap listings. Among provinces, Nova Scotia and Ontario had the highest, at 8.7 new speed traps per 100,000 residents.