The 10 Worst Speed Traps in Houston

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Houston is a city of drivers, which makes us ripe for the picking when it comes to speed traps. Anyone who drives with regularity knows there are places where police routinely set up and drop the hammer on a host of unsuspecting speeders. We've compiled a list of these speed traps for you, compiled from users of speedtrap.org, a site that allows its users to post speed trap locations and other users to vote on them.

We've even included Google Maps and everything so you can make sure to be careful in these areas. Now, you shouldn't be speeding anyway there, Sammy Hagar, but we all get in a rush from time to time. Just make sure and slow down around these locations. One thing we learned is that one particular part of town is not the place to speed, like ever. Read on to find out where. If you think you know of others, feel free to add them in the comments.

Oh, and there's no excuse in a school zone. So, don't expect any sympathy if you are racing through one of those and get busted.


10. TC Jester Boulevard Heading South to I-10


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There are two bridges going over the bayou and the railroad yards in this area (you can expect the other in this list as well) and both are targeted by police looking to bust people coming down the other side too quickly. In this case, it is almost always on the southbound side heading towards Interstate 10.


9. Highway 6 at Highway 90


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According to those in the know, this place is often filled with Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department patrolmen, some in vehicles that look like normal cars until it's too late.


8. Highway 6 at Alief Clodine


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Just down the road from No. 9 is this is more about your speed on the exit ramps and coming through the intersections than actually on Highway 6.


7. I-10 East at Silber


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This entire area where I-10 feeds into the 610 Loop is complicated and it is easy to forget how fast you are going, particularly since the freeway was widened. But if you are headed back into town after a trip to pick up a Billy bookshelf from Ikea, watch your step here.


6. Clay at Barker Cypress


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With a quickly changing speed zone at this intersections, officers make short work of speeders with regularity.


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10 comments
Kevin Kujawa
Kevin Kujawa

Holy crap HP mentions something outside of loop 610!

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Brazos
Brazos

Addicks Reservoir has lot's of patrol cars due to all the fatalities in the last couple of years.

randmc333
randmc333

I've gotten got on TC Jester headed south to I-10, right where you are talking about.  And on a Friday afternoon, of course.

gryphonesse
gryphonesse

it's not in Houston proper, but SLOW DOWN when you exit 45 N onto the feeder at Research Forest.  Oak Ridge cops there are making a KILLING tagging speeders.  

Noelle A. Perry
Noelle A. Perry

because OBVIOUSLY catching speeders is more important than catching the assholes who are robbing people all over the goddamn place.

jlwm
jlwm

The South Loop from S. Post Oak to 288 has speedtraps in both directions. HPD will be out there in unmarked black Dodge Chargers and unmarked Crown Vics.

k5bliham
k5bliham

I have a good friend that calls Buffalo Speedway "Buffalo SpeedTrap"!

jtouchy
jtouchy

610 South (traveling eastbound), between S. Post Oak and Kirby is always bad

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