Dear PoP – Beware Speeding Trap at 2600 block of Porter St NW

Speed trap near guerrilla art we looked at back in Nov. ’10.

“Dear PoP,

A few weeks ago I got a speeding ticket on the 2600(ish) block of Porter St NW. The officer claims I was doing 48 mph in a 30 mph. I was heading downhill east towards Columbia Heights. I recognize I *may* have been doing more than the posted 30 mph. In fact, I wasn’t even aware what the speed limit was. I got the ticket which included a lot of officer attitude and went on my way. It wasn’t until a few days ago that I encountered 3 (yes, 3) other people who all received 48 mph in a 30 mph by the same officer in the same area over the last 2 month period.

Coincidence? Maybe. Speed trap? Certainly. I can’t help to wonder if the officer issued tickets for 48 mph which may be the max limit…20+ over the speed limit is wreckless driving. 18 over probably carries the highest penalty for a speeding ticket- $150.

Have other folks in PoPville received similiar tickets? Do you advise I show up in court to try and get it reduced?”

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