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Verbatim: Group issues list of worst speed traps in each state

Statement issued Wednesday:

For years, drivers from every U.S. state and Canadian province have reported speed trap locations to the National Motorists Association’s National Speed Trap Exchange. As families squeeze in vacation time together this Labor Day weekend, before the school year begins in full swing, the roadways will be a very busy place for travelers.

With the combination of heavy holiday traffic, federally-funded ticketing campaigns, and financially-strapped local and state governments, motorists have good reason to feel like they have dollar signs painted on their vehicles.

To help families avoid a depressing and expensive holiday traffic ticket experience, the NMA has identified two cities in each state and province using data directly from the National Speed Trap Exchange.

The first city listed has the most user-reported speed traps regardless of population size, while the second has the most speed traps for cities with populations of 100,000 or less.

To view information on over 60,000 specific speed trap reports by city, state or province, you can visit the Exchange at www.speedtrap.org.

Cities With Most Speed Trap Reports (All Population Sizes, Populations 100,000 or Less)

Alabama: Montgomery, Hoover

Alaska: Anchorage, Juneau

Arizona: Tucson, Flagstaff

Arkansas: Little Rock, Fayetteville

California: Los Angeles, Mission Viejo

Colorado: Colorado Springs, Littleton

Connecticut: Milford, Milford

Delaware: Newark, Newark

Florida: Jacksonville, Boca Raton

Georgia: Atlanta, Marietta

Hawaii: Honolulu, Aiea

Idaho: Boise, Idaho Falls

Illinois: Chicago, Elk Grove Village

Indiana: Indianapolis, Bloomington

Iowa: Des Moines, Iowa City

Kansas: Overland Park, Lawrence

Kentucky: Louisville, Bowling Green

Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Metairie

Maine: Portland, Biddeford

Maryland: Baltimore, Gaithersburg

Massachusetts: Boston, Lynn

Michigan: Livonia, Livonia

Minnesota: St. Paul, Edina

Mississippi: Jackson, Meridian

Missouri: Kansas City, O’Fallon

Montana: Missoula, Missoula

Nebraska: Omaha, Bellevue

Nevada: Las Vegas, Carson City

New Hampshire: Manchester, Nashua

New Jersey: Mahwah, Mahwah

New Mexico: Albuquerque, Las Cruces

New York: New York City, Troy

North Carolina: Raleigh, Asheville

North Dakota: Fargo, Grand Forks

Ohio: Cleveland, Millersburg

Oklahoma: Tulsa, Moore

Oregon: Portland, Beaverton

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, Reading

Rhode Island: Pawtucket, Pawtucket

South Carolina: Greenville, Greenville

South Dakota: Sioux Falls, Rapid City

Tennessee: Nashville, Smyrna

Texas: Houston, Tyler

Utah: Salt Lake City, Sandy

Vermont: Wilmington, Wilmington

Virginia: Virginia Beach, Fairfax

Washington: Seattle, Bellingham

West Virginia: Summersville, Summersville

Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Kenosha

Wyoming: Cheyenne, Cheyenne

Alberta: Calgary, Lethbridge

British Columbia: Vancouver, Victoria

Manitoba: Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie

New Brunswick: Moncton, Moncton

Newfoundland: St. John’s, Corner Brook

Northwest Territories: no listings, no listings

Nova Scotia: Dartmouth, Dartmouth

Nunavut: no listings, no listings

Ontario: Toronto, Brantford

Prince Edward Island: no listings, no listings

Quebec: Montreal, Brossard

Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Moose Jaw

Yukon: no listings, no listings

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