Neighborhood Speed Trap Experiment


I think the idea for my Neighborhood Speed Trap came from reading the old internet standby, “100 ways to be annoying”, #84 – Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

Our family lives on a beautiful two-lane road in Sacramento. It is a great street to live on, except for all of the cars. And the motorcycles. And the helicopters.

People speed by, oblivious to the impact they could have if something unexpected runs into the road.

On Saturday, it was time to try out my new Hot Wheels Radar Gun. Yes, they make a radar gun for kids, they work, and they are $20.

The plan was to see what road conditions would have the greatest impact on drivers.


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