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Texas near top of speeding-ticket list

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    Texas ranks right near the top of the list of states issuing speeding tickets, according to the National Motorists Association.
    The drivers-rights group, based in Waunakee, Wis., placed Texas fourth on the list behind Florida, Georgia, and Nevada based on an unscientific study involving Google's Search Insights — and sure, why not, Google is the 21st century Oracle.
    The rundown of least likely states in which drivers might receive speeding tickets goes Montana, Wyoming — and there are about 37 cars between them — North Dakota, South Dakota, and Alaska, and now we're up to 154 cars.
    The Dallas-Fort Worth area should be proud to know it contains the most active speed trap in the state, at least that’s what it says over at The Truth About Cars. Its findings show Westlake lays in clandestine wait for lead-footed drivers more so than any other burg in the Lone Star.
    And just because they are here to help, an organization called The National Speed Trap Exchange, appropriately enough, pinpoints speed traps in dozens, if not hundreds, of Texas cities.
    The list of Fort Worth traps can be found here and the Dallas traps lurk here, and sweet baby Buddha, there’s one just around the corner from my house.
    Traffic enforcement picks up around holiday weekends, so we bring you this information as a public service. Have a fun, safe, and ticketless Fourth of July.
    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He recently got street-legal again after receiving two tickets within a month for an expired inspection sticker. Is it a bad idea to stick out your tongue at passing cops?