Decatur, Alabama Speed Traps
Usually near the intersection of two roads listed but at sometimes near the end of Cedar Lake Rd that is near Spring Avenue
Cop sit on side street (Country Club Lane) at end of golf course with radar. Sometimes done from car, sometimes from standing position closer to road.
Decatur city Police must really under a budget crunch. These guys are actually hiding behind the bushes and pop out with hand held radar. Do conduct this in a city they annexed years ago w/promises of improvements
The entire length of Hwy 67 (also know as Beltline Hwy)through Decatur,is heavily patrolled 24 hours a day and enforced to the letter at 30 mph. The signs leading up to the "construction zone" are misleading at first glance, going from 30 to 40 and then back to 30 in a quarter mile stretch of road. At second glance, you’ll see that the sign posting the first 30 mph limit is supposed to be a warning of what’s ahead. You cannot drive this highway at any time of the day or night without seeing tickets handed out. The majority of the time, there is no construction going on at all. The traffic lights are not even timed to support the speed limit. I am also told (unconfirmed) that the fines are incremental with the amount of speed over the limit. I feel that the Decatur police department is committing first order driver abuse and picking on the local as well as the transient populous. They are definitely generating some serious revenue here. It would be simple to just set your cruise at 30, without all that starting and stopping. Most people are bound to have a weak moment at some point and get stung.
Cop sits on 20th Ave and Park Street, on 20th, or on the side street (Park), or in the Alley behind Park St between 7:30am and 8:00am almost every morning.
This is right in front of Walter Jackson school at the crosswalk where school zone traffic is 15mph in the morning. Rarely is there not a cop there during the morning school zone speed limit reduction.
He also watches for people running the stop sign at the corner of 20th and Magnolia from this position.