22, yes, the town you are thinking about is Selma.
SOME of the notorious speed traps of a few years ago have backed off, Selma included.
Part of it has been due to bad publicity but a big part was a state law that was passed that restricted how much money a small town could "make" via traffic fines. I don't remember the specifics but the limit is some per centage of overall town income. Anything over X% has to be turned over to the state. With no incentive to write more tickets, the ticket totals went way down in some places.
The smalll town near me is claimed to be a speed trap because of the number of tickets they write, but that is simply a result of human nature.
Unlike most true speed traps with rapidly changing speeds and a cop waiting just inside the lower speed sign, our town has these 5/10 mph incremental drops at decent areas. In the "downtown district", the limit is 35. The cop is always (when actually on duty - we're one step above Barney) sitting at the 35 to 40 transition heading north, watching the folks headed north through town.
The Chief told me they usually only stop the ones going 50 or more through the 35. He said somedays they write so many tickets of 60 or more, that they don't have time to stop the slow speeders.
The 35 (coincides with a 30 mph school zone during high kid transit time) is centered on the intersection of the state highway through town and a major FM road. The zone also includes the high traffic businesses - bank, feed store, post office, 2 convenience stores, donut shop, nursing home, 3 vehicle repair shops and a restaraunt), so it's not like a hidden slow spot. It's also the prime east-west transit corridor between the city park, all the schools and where most of the students/kids live.
There is absolutely no reason anyone should still be going 50+ 3/4 of a mile passed the 50 sign with 45, 40 and 35 signs every 1/4 of a mile, but they do and those folks get 95% of all tickets written in the town.
Marcus says when he's at the end of 1/8 mile 35 and someone has had 1-1/2 miles to slow from 65 to 35 and they're still doing 55 to 70, he doesn't have to work hard at traffic court.
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