Athens, Alabama Speed Traps
On Highway 31 in front of Athens High School there are cops set up on the side of the road, they are visible. This is during school traffic. Make sure you go the speed limit for school hours! When you turn left onto Hobbs road (right in front of Athens High School) on the left is a Southern Market (Bruno’s) and a cop is usually in the back of that building sitting there.
Athens city police routinely are in the parking lot at Jiffy gas station or in the medical complex accross the street. The speed limit drops from 40 to 30 in that area and the police wait for speeders. They WILL stop you for 2 or 3 miles over the posted limit.
If your driving south on I-65 just south of Athens,Al (ex 351) there is a place carved out of the brush on the right side of the Interstate where Law inforcement officer like to set up traps. They’ve gotten my older brother and father. They have not gotten me and don’t let them get you.
Due to the number of automobile accidents occurring in Eastern Limestone County, the speed limit on Highway 72 has been lowered to **45mph WHEN RAINING**. Otherwise, the posted speed limit is 60mph. This speed limit is enforced from the Eastern Athens city limits to the Elk River Bridge (where Limestone County ends and Lauderdale County begins).