I think you'll agree when I say getting a speeding ticket will ruin your day.

C'mon, admit it. We're all guilty every now and then of having a little bit of a heavy foot and going a tad over the speed limit, right?

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The problem is, sometimes there's a police officer lurking, trying to catch you when and where you're least expecting it.

It's a speed trap. Sometimes the police are sort of hidden, but other times they're right out in the open, waiting.

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After getting a speeding ticket you'll have to cough up a decent amount of money. Depending on how fast you were going, you could get points on your license, and you may even have to make a court appearance. It can be a real pain in the neck.

I took a poll of 94.5 'PST listeners. I asked them where the well-known speed traps in the Mercer County area are.

Hopefully, checking out this list will help you avoid a speeding ticket.

Maybe you've noticed some of these speed traps in your travels.

Hightstown, NJ

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Does this area look familiar? It's near where I grew up. It's in Hightstown.

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Main Street in Hightstown has cute shops, restaurants and many people walking around, so the police are very strict about keeping you from speeding so everyone is safe.

Pennington, NJ

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Reed Road in Pennington was a popular answer.

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From what I've noticed the speed limit on much of the road is 25mph, which many people find hard to follow.

Lawrence Township, NJ

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There's a stretch of 295 in the Lawrence area where you can often find a police officer sitting in the middle of the northbound and southbound lanes.

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When you're driving between Federal City Road and Route 31 or between Route 31 and Federal City Road, watch out.

Pennington, NJ

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Whether you head into Pennington from Lawrence or leave Pennington via South Main Street, there's a good chance you'll see a police officer in that area, making sure you're doing in the speed limit.

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I'm sure there are more well-known spots around Mercer County. Hopefully, this list will make you think and you'll slow down to avoid a ticket and obviously, for safety reasons.

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