Man in Frisco Texas ARRESTED for holding sign warning drivers of speed trap

Discussion in 'TX - North Texas Chevy Truck Club' started by ChevyFan, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Honestly, I think that this law is pretty absurd. If the goal is to slow drivers down, then what's the problem for someone holding a sign saying something like "POLICE AHEAD" or "SPEED TRAP" ... if the whole goal is to keep people safe, then there's not much to worry about.

    Personally, it's not worth my time to do something like this, but IMHO this should be covered under the first amendment. Just like scalping tickets outside of a stadium ... cities shouldn't be passing such laws that just help the business that operates inside of the stadium.

    Actually looks like this has happened a lot in Texas. Most of the people who are doing this don't look like Constitutional vanguards, more likely they got popped for speeding and they're ticket off and this is the only way to get back.

    Anyhow, it's just an interesting story. Thoughts?

    Maybe he should have said something like "SLOW DOWN - KIDS AHEAD" or something like that.
  2. summitwhite11

    summitwhite11 Active Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    I don't think the lady should have been arrested for this, Texas has some strange laws period. In my community the police take a proactive approach to speeding, they post in the paper the areas they will be working daily, and keep busy with tickets in those areas, they park those machines that show you your actual speed at various locations and that helps, its helped me once or twice, far better than a ticket, and they post signs at various places that read zero tolerance traffic violations next 9 miles, the sign might stay up a week and be moved to another location. ( I like that, slow down kids ahead, great creative thinking.)
  3. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Maybe it's just me, hehe, but that "man" has some pretty nice looking boobs Steve
  4. the phantom

    the phantom Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    yeah forgot the Wo...He he.. Ive been pulled over for flashing my lights warning oncoming traffic of a speedtrap. He must have seen my tailights go on then off (during the day). No tickets but he did say next time he will give me a ticket for obstructing justice. I still warn but make sure the they dont see me do it.:lol:What ever happened to just helping fellow man or in this case WOman out?
  5. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Two different stories. Click the first link. I couldn't find a YouTube video to embed.
  6. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    unless the person is somewhere that they are actually interfering with traffic then it just shows that they are in it purely for the revenue and not the safety.
    [MENTION=63509]summitwhite11[/MENTION], as far as those radar signs I have typically found those to show your speed as slower than actual, which means people may think their speedos are off and actually go faster. I actually asked a cop about this once and he tried stating that the city hires a group to calibrate them and not the pd, but then the pd tags people for speeding.
  7. the phantom

    the phantom Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Reminds me of Roscoe P coletrain on Dukes of Hazzard changing the speed limit sign after they go through.:lol:
  8. summitwhite11

    summitwhite11 Active Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    I hear that David, lots of cops cheat way bad, the great thing about our speed signs, they are unmanned and not monitored and the city owns them, our chief is just proactive about education as key to a safer driver and community, You can actually call the dept and request one be placed in your area for a couple of days, they are really cool signs, if your above the speed limit, the reds and blues start flashing and post your speed, its made me say uh ohhhhh a couple of times, lol.


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