Decatur, Alabama Speed Traps
Officer standing on corner pointing radar
Traveling NW direction on Old Moulton Road going from the Beltline Highway toward Moulton Street, the speed limit reduces from 45 mph to 30 mph. Soon after the speed limit reduces to 30 mph there is well hidden spot that Decatur Police will park and run radar. I do not understand why the speed is limit is reduced. When traveling in the NW direction you will also will be going down a slight hill. I travel this road every day to and from work. I literally have to slam on my brakes to reduce my speed to 30 mph. I have not been ticketed here for speeding, but constantly see others pulled over. It irritates my everytime I see the police hiding there in this obvious speed trap.
Cops sit at end of the I-65 Tennessee river bridge about 1 mile north of the Priceville, AL exit. Unfortunately, you have about three different departments using this spot as a revenue machine. You have the AL State Patrol, the Decatur Police Dept, and the Priceville Police Dept. Neither the Priceville or the Decatur police have any business radaring there except one purpose: revenue generation. They sit there frequently. Sometimes in the AM, usually in the evening at rush time.
Exiting off of Point Mallard Parkway on to Country Club or coming off of Stratford heading towards PM Parkway you can expect an occasional patrol car to be waiting behind a hedgerow.
The officers will sit on the side of the road, sometimes running radar, sometimes not. The one that got me did not clock me, just gave me a ticket for "too fast for conditions"(it was night).
This is the main way for people to get to a major recreation and tourist attraction in Decatur. Hopefully this ridiculous enforcement will make people stop going to these places.