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How many speeding tickets have you received in Lawrence?

Response Percent Votes
67% 828
27% 344
2% 36
7 +
2% 27
Total 1235


LadyJ 7 years, 9 months ago

One, and I've been driving here for 35 yrs. In my defense, the one I got was when they had that 20 mph school zone in front of the elementary school on Louisianna, back when it was a 24/7 reduced speed not just when school was getting in and out. I believe about a year later someone took it to court and those kind of school zone speed limits were ruled unconstitutional. They should have made the city return the money to everyone that got tickets there. It would have been one thing to just lower it to 20 since it was a 24 hour speed limit, but that way you paid extra since it was a school zone. And later they tried the whole 20 mph school zone but only when children were present. That left a lot open to interpretation.

ohjayhawk 7 years, 9 months ago

I can proudly answer none. Is that cheapened by the fact that I never had a car during my time living there? I did, at least, have a valid KS license.

blindrabbit 7 years, 9 months ago

None in 50 years of driving in Lawrence; 2 out on the highways. Question not very revealing or useful because it does not reflect any time period!

areyouserious 7 years, 9 months ago

The question doesnt ask how old you are!

Happy B-day anyhow!

pace 7 years, 9 months ago

1, when they changed the speed limit in front of the pool i liked the change but didn't know about it and was going 25. I can believe Lawrence has speed traps, I see cars pulled over on the farmers turnpike running east from the Lecompton turnpike exit. I wish they would put one up on E. 13th. st. They bomb through there pretty fast.

gsxr600 7 years, 9 months ago

None, because I know where to speed and when I can speed

avoice 7 years, 9 months ago

None. And I've been here since 1979. Even during college I never got a ticket. As a young adult speeding across town to get to K-10 for my morning commute to K.C. I was stopped once. The officer asked why I was going 10 mph above speed limit all the way through town. I said, "I guess I got in a bad mood this morning." He said, "If I just give you a warning will it improve your mood?" "Absolutely!" said I. Improved my mood a whole lot!

areyouserious 7 years, 9 months ago

Got one tuesday..........f%$#

52 in a 40, nice gentlemen reduced it to 50. Will pay double to make it a non-moving violation and move on.

I have had probably 5 in Lawrence over the last 5 years. As much as I speed, 1 a yr is okay for me.

Larry Bauerle Jr. 7 years, 9 months ago

One, 29 years ago. Forgot about a schoole zone on Kentucky. My fault. Paid the fine.

Larry Bauerle Jr. 7 years, 9 months ago

One, 29 years ago. Forgot about a school zone on Kentucky. My fault. Paid the fine.

SpeedRacer 7 years, 9 months ago

I got one 25 years ago for going slightly over the speed limit from 6th onto the turnpike access. I didn't know the limit was so low and there was a speed trap.

blindrabbit 7 years, 9 months ago

areyouserious: What are you auto insurance payments like. Also, don't know if you have this in mind, but if you drive into Canada and you have recent (5 years out) moving traffic tickets (from anywhere), you may not be able to cross the border. Sooner or later, this will probably affect your airline flight ability, auto rental and your employment. Good luck, I guess!

Amy Heeter 7 years, 9 months ago

I recieved one on North Michigan Street.

slowplay 7 years, 9 months ago

One warning on McDonald, just under the bridge. I have to admit I was following the car in front and not paying attention to the speed.

Laura Wilson 7 years, 9 months ago

None and I've been driving here for thirty years. I don't speed more than a mile or two over the limit and that's usually by accident, that's probably why. Nowhere is that important a place to be to drive too fast and recklessly.

James Stewart 7 years, 9 months ago

It just doesn't pay to speed anywhere in town. I got my first and only ticket on one of the biggest speed traps in town: Naismith between 19th and 23rd. The speed limit is soooo low for the conditions on that road.

My reasons for not speeding? First off, the town has soooooo many pedestrians and bicyclists that I am always on high alert out of fear of somehow hitting one. Secondly, there are so many potholes that, if I'm not avoiding the carless, I'm navigating the ever-changing landscape of craters in the roads. Third, there are enough police around. Finally, it just doesn't make sense from a time perspective to speed because the town is not very big and going a few mph over the limit won't have any significant affect on your arrival time.

Hoots 7 years, 9 months ago

Actually, with as many side streets that intersect between 19th and 23rd...30 mph is plenty fast. That street is also very narrow which makes a differenc too.

slowplay 7 years, 9 months ago

I was on Naismith about a month ago, doing about 33, when someone went flying by on my left. I turned to my wife and said where are the cops when you want them. Just then a police car pulled out at 21st and nailed the guy who passed me. It made my morning.

milehighhawk 7 years, 9 months ago

Got a DUI going 45 on a snowplow in a school zone, but that's it.

RoeDapple 7 years, 9 months ago

In Lawrence? None in 46 years of driving. In the county? One for 12 mph over on the day our second child was born. (Oh, and in '69 . . . Speed in excess of 100 mph . . reckless driving . . . failure to yield to red light and siren . . . and . . other . . . but i cant tauk boutit !! )

Alexander Neighbors 7 years, 9 months ago

I try to stay away from the Lawrence Taliban

Hoots 7 years, 9 months ago

I'd have to say from the responses here the national ranking doesn't seem to hold up. This is usually a tough bunch but you all seem to agree for the most part. Looks like whoever ranked Lawrence had some kind of ax to grind. I've never seen this bunch all of such the same mind. Makes me feel almost all warm and fuzzy.

gphawk89 7 years, 9 months ago

Zero. Reason being: I never exceeded the speed limit in Lawrence, not even by 1mph. Reason being: I drove a loud, fast-looking muscle car when I lived there - the LPD looked for any little excuse to pull me over and I didn't want to give them one. They did quite a few times anyway, for "field checks".

gphawk89 7 years, 9 months ago

OK, I'd better amend that to retain some credibility. Driving a muscle car, there were of course a few select times when I grossly exceeded the speed limit. But for everyday trips to campus, restaurants, shopping - never. Actually, I've only received one speeding ticket in my life - 66 in a 55 in 1986.

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