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It's that time of year again ---Labor Day Weekend.

The weekend, which is the last big summer holiday of the year, means fun in the sun, barbecues, football games and the last time it is socially acceptable to wear white for the year (with the exception of winter white).

But it also means something less enjoyable--- speed traps and speeding tickets.

Well, here's some good news for all you heavy-footed drivers. The National Motorists Association has released a list of cities, states and provinces in the USA and Canada with the highest number of speed trap locations reported by everyday travelers over the past two years. 

The speed traps are posted by the public on the NMA's National Speed Trap Exchange, www.speedtrap.org

Sorry, the listing doesn't provide exact intersections or streets likely to have law enforcement hiding in anticipation of catching unsuspecting drivers, but it does provide general geographic locations that speeders may want to avoid.

Here's a listing of the top ten places most likely to have speed traps this holiday weekend, or really anytime of the year for that matter: 

  1. Livonia, Mich. ............................. 27.9 speed traps per 100,000 residents
  2. Windsor, Ont. .............................. 17.6
  3. Orlando .............................. 17.2
  4. Las Vegas, Nev. ............................. 11.1
  5. Denver .............................. 10.9
  6. Reno .................................. 10.4
  7. Tampa ................................ 8.9
  8. Colorado Springs .................... 7.2
  9. Austin, Texas ................................. 6.1
  10. Sarasota, Fla. ............................ 6.1  

Another Texas City on the list, Houston, came in at the 18th spot with 4 traps per 100,000 residents.   No city in The Crossroads-area made the  top 25 rankings, but that could just be because nobody in the area posted to the site.

I'd like to hear from you. What are your thoughts on speed traps? Have you got caught in one before? Do you think websites like Speedtrap are a benefit or hindrance to public safety?