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  •  The town of Dover, MA *is* a speed trap (0+ / 0-)

    They have two sources of revenue: property taxes and speeding tickets. They have two main roads through the town, on which they have a 40 mph speed limit - except for two short stretches where they place 25 mph signs in hard to see spots just on the far side of a blind curve. It pretty much guarantees that if you don't drive there frequently, you won't notice the signs, and you will get a ticket. They are VERY aggressive about ticketing. They even ticketed a friend for riding his bicycle too fast. Luckily, he didn't have his license on him, and managed to get the officer to accept his library card as an ID, so it didn't affect his insurance rates (your rates go up for 7 years in MA if you get more than 2 tickets).

    Of course, these two roads are the main commuting routes for a number of Boston suburbs, leading to a significant revenue stream.

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