Hillsboro, Alabama Speed Traps
The new, unmarked white SUV will cruise east and west along highway 72 in the city of Hillsboro, Alabama about 10 or 15 miles each way in a rolling, radar activated speed trap. There is bridge construction, that seldom occurs, along this route where the speed rapidly reduces from 65 to 45. The Hillsboro police has, and will, ticket anyone 5 or more over the limit. I have seen FedEx, UPS, locals, semis and farm trucks stopped, but mostly very nice cars like BMW’s, Caddy’s, Corvette’s, Jag’s and Audi’s given tickets frequently. How do I know? I live in nearby Decatur Alabama, and pass there often, everyone here knows that the town has a population of about 500 and that this is a major revenue source for Hillsboro and Lawrence County. They have been targeting speeding drivers there for more than a decade. If you have a really nice automobile, then slow down along 72 west of Decatur because they are watching and waiting for easy revenue. About $250 to start for 1 mile over to $300 + for 25 or more. Also, there is a standing “No excuse” policy and they WILL tack on additional charges if they can find anything else to write up. You have been warned…
White SUV will get both west and east bound traffic. 5 miles over and you will be ticketed.
A ‘construction zone’ exists on Hwy 20 just as you pass Kirby Road. The signs appear without previous warnings to slow down, and drops immediately from 65 to 45. White, unmarked police vehicles consistently monitor with radar. No construction work, nor any construction workers, have appeared within the past 3 months. Use extreme caution. (Hillsboro – Lawrence County)
Started Jan 2002. It’s not a sitting speed trap. These guys are driving in circles on Hwy20 within the Hillsboro jurisdiction and nabbing anyone going 10+ over the speed limit. Fines are steep, $167 for less than 25 & $187 for 25+. It must be a revenue generator for Moulton, AL. Slow down, Lawrence County doesn’t deserve your money.