Florence, Alabama Speed Traps
On the Florence side of the river, it is an Interstate quality road with wide median and limited access. Speed limit is 45 mph until the Patton Island Bridge (Tennessee River). Florence Policemen sit on a motorcycle or patrol car in the median where the concrete drainage is to monitor traffic. The entire highway on the Bridge and Colbert County Side is 55mph, which Sheffield raised their speed limit to 55.
All roads entering and leaving the small community of St. Florine, Alabama, 4 miles North of Florence Alabama. When entering the city limits posted signs quickly go from 55 mph to 35 mph. Police are on radar daily. In front of River Hill school it quickly goes from 35 mph to 25 mph. That is also continuously monitored. I was ticked $161.00 for not dimming my lights within a few seconds (could not fine the dimmer-wife’s car). If you are stopped you will get a ticket-
Stay out of St. Florine, take another route. -I do, and do not shop there any longer.
This speed trap is frequently monitored by motorcycle as well as hidden cars. They usually are hidden on both sides of Cox’ Creek Parkway on Helton Drive early in the morning from 7-am – 9am. They are usually present during school months and holidays.
At least once a week there’s a cruiser sitting in the parking lot of an out of business gas station across from the Four Lane Shopping Center just far enough back to be blocked by the overgrowth.
Every morning (Mon through Friday) be aware of Florence City Motorcycle Cops on Pine Street giving out tickets for those who speed through the University of North Alabama. There are usually about ten of them going up and down the street. Go one mile over the speed limit and you will get a ticket