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The Worst Speed Trap Cities In All Fifty States

November 20, 2007

WAUNAKEE, WI - Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. As people prepare for their holiday trips, they should be on the lookout for speed traps. Nothing can ruin a vacation more quickly than an undeserved speeding ticket. As a public service, the National Motorists Association (NMA) has prepared a list of the worst speed trap cities in all fifty states.

This list was created from the NMA's SpeedTrap Exchange (http://www.speedtrap.org), a site devoted to identifying the location of speed traps.

The results were drawn from a combination of two sources. The first source was an online poll on the NMA network of websites (http://www.motorists.org & http://www.speedtrap.org). The poll asked visitors to choose the worst speed trap city in their state. The second source was an analysis of the postings on www.speedtrap.org over the last two years.

All motorists would be well-advised to keep these locations in mind while driving this holiday:

ALABAMA

Worst Speedtrap: Montgomery

Dishonorable Mention: Birmingham, Huntsville, Uniontown

ALASKA

Worst Speedtrap: Anchorage

Dishonorable Mention: Fairbanks, Juneau, Seward

ARIZONA

Worst Speedtrap: Tucson

Dishonorable Mention: Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale

ARKANSAS

Worst Speedtrap: Little Rock

Dishonorable Mention: Augusta, Fayetteville, Parkin

CALIFORNIA

Worst Speedtrap: Fresno

Dishonorable Mention: Fullerton, Los Angeles, San Jose

COLORADO

Worst Speedtrap: Colorado Springs

Dishonorable Mention: Aurora, Denver, Fort Collins

CONNECTICUT

Worst Speedtrap: Enfield

Dishonorable Mention: Danbury, Groton, New Canaan

DELAWARE

Worst Speedtrap: Newark

Dishonorable Mention: Dover, Felton, Fenwick Island FLORIDA

Worst Speedtrap: Waldo Dishonorable Mention: Lawtey, Ocala, Orlando

GEORGIA

Worst Speedtrap: Pendergrass

Dishonorable Mention: Atlanta, Duluth, Marietta,

HAWAII

Worst Speedtrap: Honolulu

Dishonorable Mention: Kailua, Kaimuki, Maui

IDAHO

Worst Speedtrap: Boise

Dishonorable Mention: Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Post Falls

ILLINOIS

Worst Speedtrap: Naperville

Dishonorable Mention: Carol Stream, New Lenox, Peoria

INDIANA

Worst Speedtrap: Indianapolis

Dishonorable Mention: Bloomington, Culver, Fort Wayne

IOWA

Worst Speedtrap: Des Moines

Dishonorable Mention: Ames, Cedar Rapids, Davenport

KANSAS

Worst Speedtrap: Shawnee

Dishonorable Mention: Leawood, Overland Park, Topeka

KENTUCKY

Worst Speedtrap: Louisville

Dishonorable Mention: Lexington, Middlesboro, Owensboro

LOUISIANA

Worst Speedtrap: Woodworth

Dishonorable Mention: Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Metairie

MAINE

Worst Speedtrap: Kittery

Dishonorable Mention: Augusta, Falmouth, Portland

MARYLAND

Worst Speedtrap: Frederick

Dishonorable Mention: Columbia, Hagerstown, Waldorf

MASSACHUSETTS

Worst Speedtrap: Worcester

Dishonorable Mention: Lowell, Newton, Springfield

MICHIGAN

Worst Speedtrap: Livonia

Dishonorable Mention: Ann Arbor, Redford, Warren

MINNESOTA

Worst Speedtrap: Minneapolis

Dishonorable Mention: Bloomington, Elk River, Plymouth

MISSISSIPPI

Worst Speedtrap: Starkville

Dishonorable Mention: Jackson, McComb, Tupelo

MISSOURI

Worst Speedtrap: Foristell

Dishonorable Mention: Curryville , Independence, St. Charles

MONTANA

Worst Speedtrap: Missoula

Dishonorable Mention: Darby, Havre, Joliet

NEBRASKA

Worst Speedtrap: Omaha

Dishonorable Mention: Bellevue, Grand Island, Lincoln

NEVADA

Worst Speedtrap: Las Vegas

Dishonorable Mention: Henderson, Pahrump, Reno

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Worst Speedtrap: Manchester

Dishonorable Mention: Nashua, New London, Somersworth

NEW JERSEY

Worst Speedtrap: Paramus

Dishonorable Mention: Bridgewater, Monroe Township, North Brunswick

NEW MEXICO

Worst Speedtrap: Albuquerque

Dishonorable Mention: Cuba, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho

NEW YORK

Worst Speedtrap: Brooklyn

Dishonorable Mention: Batavia, Rochester, Staten Island

NORTH CAROLINA

Worst Speedtrap: Raleigh

Dishonorable Mention: Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington

NORTH DAKOTA

Worst Speedtrap: Grand Forks

Dishonorable Mention: Fargo, Thompson, Washburn

OHIO

Worst Speedtrap: Columbus

Dishonorable Mention: Akron, Canton, Lindale

OKLAHOMA

Worst Speedtrap: Caney

Dishonorable Mention: Moffet, Moore, Kiowa

OREGON

Worst Speedtrap: Portland

Dishonorable Mention: Beaverton, Eugene, Springfield

PENNSYLVANIA

Worst Speedtrap: Horsham

Dishonorable Mention: Feasterville, Harrisburg, Warrington

RHODE ISLAND

Worst Speedtrap: Providence

Dishonorable Mention: Johnston, Pawtucket, Warwick

SOUTH CAROLINA

Worst Speedtrap: Greenville

Dishonorable Mention: Columbia, Gaffney, Society Hill

SOUTH DAKOTA

Worst Speedtrap: Sioux Falls

Dishonorable Mention: Rapid City, Wagner, Yankton

TENNESSEE

Worst Speedtrap: Nashville

Dishonorable Mention: Memphis, Piperton, Smyrna

TEXAS

Worst Speedtrap: Houston

Dishonorable Mention: Arlington, Austin, Estelline

UTAH

Worst Speedtrap: Sandy

Dishonorable Mention: Roy, Salt Lake City, West Valley City

VERMONT

Worst Speedtrap: Wilmington

Dishonorable Mention: Barre Town, Island Pond, Norwich

VIRGINIA

Worst Speedtrap: Virginia Beach

Dishonorable Mention: Chesapeake, Emporia, Norfolk

WASHINGTON

Worst Speedtrap: Bellingham

Dishonorable Mention: Black Diamond, Ritzville, Seattle,

WEST VIRGINIA

Worst Speedtrap: Summersville

Dishonorable Mention: Charleston, Gauley Bridge, Hurricane

WISCONSIN

Worst Speedtrap: Rosendale

Dishonorable Mention: Appleton, Milwaukee, Waukesha

WYOMING

Worst Speedtrap: Thermopolis

Dishonorable Mention: Cheyenne, Jackson Hole, Rawlins

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