Elberta, Alabama Speed Traps
Route 95 is an open country road, east of Elberta. The local police patrol this area more than the main highways. The road does not have a posted speed limit for 5 miles or so as I’ve afterward researched. Stopped by a local and given a ticket for 64mph in an zone he said was 45mph. It was on an early Sunday am, in a rush, using a strange truck. Being out of state (NH) am unfamiliar to the road, never saw any speed signs, I thought I was going about 55mph. Furthermore the truck had 225K miles on it and don’t know the accuracy. Pitting a commercial worn speedometer against a "certified" gun is a bogus situation. I’ve been producing quality control products for 26 years to major companies and know about manufacturing limits. It’s all a speed trap designed to get revenue for a town. I’ll fight it all.
Police hide behind buildings. They state radar readings in excess of 10mph of true mph.
I have been stopped twice in Elberta, each time going 45 in a 35 mile area. County road 20 turns off 98 in the center of Elberta. It is mostly farm area. I was stopped on a Sunday evening coming home from church, going 45 and it cost me $100.
Elberta police have a tradition of being heavy-handed with speeders. The limit is 35mph throughout the town; you can get away with 40.