Guntersville, Alabama Speed Traps
Highway 227 intersects with Monsanto Road (Alabama 62) and South Sauty Road. About a mile to the east of this intersection there is a small hill that partially obstructs motorists view.It is a country drive going to a farm with chicken houses. Motorists that are heading South(technically east) on Highway 227 towards Geraldine/Fyffe from Guntersville State Park are at the MOST risk,because that is what this Trooper is targeting.It is not a very active trap,but,it seems that it is a place that this Trooper goes to fulfill his monthly contacts if he is lacking for the month.Unknown whether tickets are issued,but I have seen the Trooper there quite a few times in the last year,and he WAS monitoring speed per my little RF detector.
Going north as a driver goes over the Tennessee River, officer sits at end of bridge in median. Officer unseen until a driver reaches the end of the bridge. 65mph ahead but still 55mph coming over bridge.
As a driver comes off top of hill (going northbound) officer sits near a drive going into a community. Can’t see him until you have started down the hill.
This is related to a speedtrap report filed on Grant, Al, a bedroom city. State Conservation employees are stopping traffic and writing tickets well outside their assigned job sites at state parks in the area, many times using older unmarked vehicles. Customarily, they are asked by regular officer for assistance only in rare cases for backup and are expected to enforce traffic in state parks only. They imply they clock you on radar but state troopers say they are not issued radar equipment. Troopers also will only comment,"they are not state troopers" when asked about their actions. In the recent past, some confrontations have resulted with an unarmed motorist being shot to death in the next County.
I was written a ticket for doing 62 in a 50 MPH zone when I haad just made a 90 degree turn and had a witness. I was told I was clocked on radar when in fact the Conservation Officers don’t have them. Detailed reports of this have been filed with the Dept of Conservation, State Troopers and area news media.
When you’re going down the mountain towards Guntersville High School the police tend to hide behind some trees when the road curves to the right a bit. The real bad part about this is that right before the mountain starts the speed limit drops from 55mph to 50mph. Along the same lines the police will also sit on the grassy area across from the apartments when you’re going down the mountain or at the bottom of the mountain in the median. The enforcement isn’t too strict but I’ve had a few friends get hammered with this one.