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Avoid Speeding Tickets

Your online guide to Bear Traps (Speed Traps) and Exits for all the Interstate Highways of the United States.  When traveling the Intestate Highway System, check here for driving tips. 
Bears are creatures of habit

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Reported November 26 2001 by Andy

Interstate 90 in Washington,  Mile Marker WA100 near Thorp.

Andy reports;  "The trap is for eastbound drivers.  It is located on a straight stretch which goes down hill for about two miles.  In the median of the road around milepost 100 about 1/2 mile before Exit 101, there is a clump of trees with a turnaround for emergency vehicles immediately beyond it.  Two or three Washington State Patrol troopers at a time sit in this trap, pull vehicles over between 1/4 and 1/2 mile down the road (sometimes hard to see because the Exit 101 overpass can block view of road that far up), travel to another turn around about 1 mile beyond the trap, return to the trap and wait for another speeder.  They make a killing because coming down from Snoqualmie Pass, most drivers will go over the 70MPH limit in the area and won't see the WSP until it's too late.  They have been trapping in this spot since at least 1991 (and probably well before) and when I lived in Eastern Washington in the early 90s, I NEVER sped through this area.  I've seen troopers there twice in the past three months so they're definitely still at it.  One big point to make about this trap:  The WSP usually gives 10 over the limit on Interstates in Washington but at this trap, they only seem to give 5.  I've seen people that I thought were just slightly over the limit get caught here many times.  I've driven from Seattle to Spokane at least 100 times and I can state definitively that this is by far the biggest trap on I-90 in Eastern Washington. ." 

Andy needs to learn that Bear will tolerate 7 MPH over the limit, and 8 MPH is a citation.  Their guidelines are that black and white.  This seems to be a Nation Wide Standard.

There are 7 specific "Situations" where you can find bears because they are creatures of habit.  Read my book Bear Traps On The Interstate and learn Bears tricks

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