Picture this: you're cruising down the Texas highway, enjoying some great music on the radio, when suddenly you notice those dreaded flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Yes, it's a speeding ticket coming for you.

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Texas has long stretches of road and, unfortunately, some strict enforcement of speed limits. I recently saw an article on Patch listing Texas counties that issue the most speeding tickets. Since the data there was a bit dated I turned to The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) which is a fountain of information and keeps tabs on things like speeding tickets and which counties have the most. Look below to see if your county made the cut.


Photo: Canva
Photo: Canva

Harris County:

Harris County, which encompasses Houston, tops the list with the highest number of speeding tickets issued each year. Around 330,000 speeding tickets are recorded in this county annually.

Travis County:

Home to the state's capital of Austin, Travis County also ranks high in the issuing of speeding tickets. It reported over 210,000 speeding tickets in one year alone, making it one of the busiest areas for traffic enforcement.

Dallas County:

Dallas County, including the city of Dallas, is a bit closer to home and well known for its high traffic and twisting highways. With more than 195,000 speeding tickets issued back in 2020, it remains a legit hotspot for traffic violations.

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Bexar County:

San Antonio is located in Bexar County, which consistently has its share of speeding tickets issued. Within a year's time, the county recorded over 150,000 speeding violations.

Tarrant County:

Tarrant County, home to the city of Fort Worth, rounds out the list with over 130,000 speeding tickets distributed within a typical year. Use caution and be prepared if you're headed that way.

The summertime is a busy time on Texas highways. Vacations, trips, reunions - the list goes on. These counties stand out for having the highest number of violations, so play it safe. Get to your destination without hassle or any big fines.

There is one thing I know for sure. There are plenty of laws to go around in Texas. Even ones that have been around for generations. Keep scrolling to discover which major laws hit the books the year you were born.

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Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.

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