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speed trap

An area on a public road or waterway that is monitored for violations of the speed limit by police who are often positioned to be difficult to observe.
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speed trap

a section of road on which the police check the speed of vehicles, often using radar
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speed′ trap`

a section of a road where hidden police, radar, etc., check the speed of motorists and strictly enforce traffic regulations.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speed trap - a trap arranged on a roadway for catching speedersspeed trap - a trap arranged on a roadway for catching speeders
snare, trap - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
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مصْيَدَة السُّرْعَه
radarová past
apparatder måler hastigheden
sebességellenõrzõ berendezés
radar na meranie rýchlosti
polis tuzağı


(spiːd) noun
1. rate of moving. a slow speed; The car was travelling at high speed.
2. quickness of moving.
1. (past tense, past participles sped (sped) ˈspeeded) to (cause to) move or progress quickly; to hurry. The car sped/speeded along the motorway.
2. (past tense, past participle ˈspeeded) to drive very fast in a car etc, faster than is allowed by law. The policeman said that I had been speeding.
ˈspeeding noun
driving at (an illegally) high speed. He was fined for speeding.
ˈspeedy adjective
done, carried out etc quickly. a speedy answer.
ˈspeedily adverb
ˈspeediness noun
ˈspeed bump noun
a raised part across the road to make drivers slow down.
ˈspeed trap noun
a device used by the police to catch drivers exceeding the speed limit.
speedometer (spiːˈdomitə) noun
an instrument on a car etc showing how fast one is travelling.
speed uppast tense, past participle ˈspeeded
1. to increase speed. The car speeded up as it left the town.
2. to quicken the rate of. We are trying to speed up production.
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The latest feature builds on the already available speed trap and accident reporting options.
According to (https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/19/18189559/google-maps-speed-limits-android-and-ios-apps) The Verge , the new (www.ibtimes.com/mh370-engine-spotted-cambodia-jungle-google-maps-theorist-claims-2728260) Google Maps update adds the speed limit and speed trap icons on the roads its users are passing through. The icons will show up automatically to help the users adjust their speed accordingly and avoid any speed violations on the way.
This is not enough to convict a motorists however, if drivers are warning others about a speed trap implemented by the police, they could be in breach of section 89 of the Police Act 1997.
Ahmed Lawati suggested a mock sign suggesting a speed trap would be more efficient.
A CHEEKY driver blocked a mobile speed trap using his boot lid then sauntered off to the pub.
When you reach the top of the hill after no sign of any speed trap or other cars passing from the other side of the road, a police officer with his red cones on the road and his flashing lights at the top pulls you over and says you were speeding.
To be caught in a speed trap does not prove anything except that it is the victim's turn to be on the wrong road at the wrong time.
Who gives the powers for these people to carry out a speed trap? It is the job of the police and the council to put in speed measures.
THE Crown Prosecution Service has defended its decision to prosecute a driver who flashed his lights at other motorists to warn them of a mobile police speed trap.
The group issued a press release Wednesday to promote the website and single out cities in each state with the most "speed trap reports" submitted by the site's contributors.
A FORMER boxing champion has been fined for failing to provide information after his car was caught in a speed trap in Merthyr Tydfil.
A raffle will be held and there will be a football Speed Trap from Johnstone Paints (with a possibility of having the JP Trophy on site).