The Great Central Expressway Speed Trap in Fairview, TX

Is Fairview operating a speed trap? Let’s go to the data! Fairview’s westernmost border is a 2.5-mile stretch of Central, which it shares with Allen. The highway’s median is the actual boundary between the two municipalities. Allen claims the southbound lanes; Fairview gets northbound. Allen has 9.5 miles of Central’s northbound and southbound lanes within its borders. We asked the city how many tickets its cops wrote—in total and on Central—for the years 2018 to 2021. Allen wrote a total of 51,400 tickets during that period, 1.5 percent of which were on Central. On average for that period, Allen wrote 20 tickets per mile per year on Central.