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Winston

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Feb 25, 2012
 
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Deer park needs more speed traps. I thank the police for their efforts in making the streets of Deer Park safer,a constant effort to educate the public and enforce the laws is needed.

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impartialandproportionate wrote:
Deer park needs more speed traps. I thank the police for their efforts in making the streets of Deer Park safer,a constant effort to educate the public and enforce the laws is needed.
I agree.
oncetold

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Feb 26, 2012
 

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Winston wrote:
http://www.speedtrap.org/city/ 11101/Deer%20Park
someone once told me they speed because when you average it out with the slow drivers they are at the speed limit? What? Don't want a ticket then I suggest you stay at or BELOW the posted limits. Write them all up deputy dog, the city needs the money to fund the golf course.
Where are the speed traps

Pasadena, TX

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Feb 26, 2012
 
Just look for the monster drink empty cans on the side of the road. That's where they're at.
littering

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Feb 26, 2012
 
Where are the speed traps wrote:
Just look for the monster drink empty cans on the side of the road. That's where they're at.
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yooflungpoo

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Feb 26, 2012
 
best 2012 speed trap in DP....

the refigerator @DPPD....
You Asked

Houston, TX

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Feb 27, 2012
 
oncetold wrote:
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someone once told me they speed because when you average it out with the slow drivers they are at the speed limit? What? Don't want a ticket then I suggest you stay at or BELOW the posted limits. Write them all up deputy dog, the city needs the money to fund the golf course.
They also said you were clueless.
dpresident

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Apr 1, 2012
 
I'm not sure about safer our cars have been broken into twice in the last year an I live by the police dept.

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Apr 2, 2012
 
dpresident wrote:
I'm not sure about safer our cars have been broken into twice in the last year an I live by the police dept.
But did you notice how quick Officer Yang responded? Like he was right there?
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Deer Park, TX

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Apr 2, 2012
 
DPTX wrote:
<quoted text>But did you notice how quick Officer Yang responded? Like he was right there?
LOL!
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impartialandproportionate wrote:
Deer park needs more speed traps. I thank the police for their efforts in making the streets of Deer Park safer,a constant effort to educate the public and enforce the laws is needed.
Keep in mind that with the 20 mph speed limit in residential areas the speeding is hard to enforce. They cannot ticket anyone in these areas unless they are going over 30 mph.
Could Be

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Apr 2, 2012
 
Maybe it was the policeman who took the monster drinks.
dpresident wrote:
I'm not sure about safer our cars have been broken into twice in the last year an I live by the police dept.

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Apr 2, 2012
 
knowledge wrote:
Keep in mind that with the 20 mph speed limit in residential areas the speeding is hard to enforce. They cannot ticket anyone in these areas unless they are going over 30 mph.
Where did you come up with this notion?

(I'll wait for your response. Although I have an idea what you're going to claim.)

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Apr 2, 2012
 
Could Be wrote:
Maybe it was the policeman who took the monster drinks.<quoted text>
Kinda late, aren't you?
See post #10.

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Apr 2, 2012
 
Deviant laughed at your joke. What more do you want?

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Apr 2, 2012
 
Hezekiah wrote:
Deviant laughed at your joke. What more do you want?
Apparently you got someone to explain it to you.
knowledge

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Apr 2, 2012
 
DPTX wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you come up with this notion?

(I'll wait for your response. Although I have an idea what you're going to claim.)
I believe the issue is that in order to have the residential speeds be 20 the city must have special approval from TxDot. Otherwise they are 30. Deer Park residential speeds are not special exceptions. Therefore tickets are rarely given for speed under 30 in these areas and could be easily dismissed in court.

I could certainly be wrong though. It's happened before.

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Apr 3, 2012
 
knowledge wrote:
I believe the issue is that in order to have the residential speeds be 20 the city must have special approval from TxDot. Otherwise they are 30. Deer Park residential speeds are not special exceptions. Therefore tickets are rarely given for speed under 30 in these areas and could be easily dismissed in court.
I could certainly be wrong though. It's happened before.
Yes, you "could certainly be wrong."

TxDOT only has jurisdiction over setting speed limits on the state HIGHWAY system.

For information on Texas traffic laws, you could start with the Texas Transportation Code, section 542.

As far as the city's legal obligations and compliance with state traffic laws, they have those pretty well covered (as allowed under state law).

You can also find the specific ordinances that govern the city's speed limits at:
http://library.municode.com/HTML/10635/level3...

Note: they also reference the authority to various state laws within the ordinance and/or footnotes.

For streets designated as 20MPH under the city's ordinances, just click the link in the above document to see Schedule D, section 66-193.

It might also be noted that tickets have been written for only driving 22mph in a 20mph zone. So, if you think that the city ordinance does not meet Texas law and you might get out of the ticket, you "certainly could be wrong."
Speed

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Apr 4, 2012
 
For those of us that do not drive above the posted speed limit, speed traps are not a problem. For those that do drive over the posted speed limit and do not like speed traps, maybe the fines are not high enough.

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