It's the sickening feeling every commuter or business traveler has experienced at one time or another: First the sound of the high-pitched siren, then those blue-and-red lights flashing in your rearview mirror. And finally, those dreaded four words: "License and registration, please."

Speeding tickets. They're inevitable­"”if you spend just part of your workday on the road­"”and sometimes undeserved. While there are absolutely no legitimate excuses for truly speeding, there's often no legitimate excuse for speed traps. On the Ohio side, especially, tiny municipalities can be found bolstering revenue by setting ticket quotas and prowling the pieces of interstate and other roadways that thread through their borders. Ohio, in fact, ranks No. 1 in the nation for issuing speeding tickets.

The simple, and absolutely unfair, fact is: You are more likely to get pulled over in certain parts of the Tristate than others. Not all alleged speeders are created equal. So if you're on your way to a client call via Interstate 75? Slow down as you pass Arlington Heights. Got a vital meeting in Kenwood? Don't hot-foot it through Fairfax. Heading home to Anderson? Better plan to do no more than a slow creep through Newtown, or avoid it all altogether.

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