Killen, Alabama Speed Traps
Outragous speed trap by State and Local Town Cops. Your basic revenue collection site in the south.
Due to Construction on the Shoal Creek bridge, there is a 35 MPH speed limit. Sometimes four State Troopers will be working the area.
There is a new bridge being constructed west of Killen on highway 72. Its my understanding that during non-work hours and when workers are rained out that the "doubled speeding fines" signs are to be covered and that motorists won’t be cited. At this location this is not the case. I have so far been lucky as I travel this road as little as posssibleand with a great amount of caution. I do live in this area however. I see people pulled over and ticketed at almost any time of day or night. I leave for work at 4:30 a.m. as I have a long commute. The Alabama State Troopers now have themselves a completely unmarked Dark Blue Ford Taurus that bares no resemblence to an emergency vehicle. The forward facing blue lights are in the rear view mirror. These troopers are not concerned with public safety. They are generating revenue. For many years Killen had a terrible reputation as a speed trap. I’m saddened to see that it has become one again. Forwarned is forarmed.
People headed either east or west on US 72 will be clocked outside Killen Alabama. The police claim jurisdiction 1.5 miles outside town limit. Speed in Town limit is 45, outside is 60. Trust me, that 45 is for jurisdiciton area as well as town limit.