In this article I will try to give motorists a heads up about the location of Long Island speed traps. You might be wondering why on earth a lawyer would give this information away. After all, more tickets, more business for us, right? Well, yeah, that’s true, but the fact is that I’ve been “speed trapped” myself, down in Florida, and I didn’t like it one bit.
Not only that, but I happen to live in a small Suffolk County village that has its own speed trap. I won’t divulge its name out of fear of retribution, but I was pulled over a few times before the local cops got to know my car.
Enforcement varies from village to village, as do the fines, but there is no doubt that these traps are local revenue generators. In these tough economic times, municipalities are just looking for ways to bring in more money, like the red light cameras I wrote about recently.
Here are a few places you should check if you are interested in locating some local speed traps:
- Dave Kapp – Being the generous guy that I am, I don’t mind giving a competitor a little plug. This site provides a ton of information in a unique, humorous way. I can’t speak to the site’s accuracy or how current the data is, but I sure had fun looking around.
- The National Speed Trap Exchange – This page is a national exchange for speed trap data. According to the title tag, it is “a place to find, share, and discuss speed traps.” The page I linked to here contains a supposed trap on the Long Island Expressway.
- Long Island Press.com – I am a huge fan of the Long Island Press in general, and this link is just another reason why.
- CNBC – Here’s a great slideshow of national “hotspots.”
You would think this would go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. This article is not intended to constitute legal advice, and I cannot vouch for the accuracy of any of the links I have included. Furthermore, it is your responsibility as a motorist to abide by all applicable traffic laws.