Ozark, Alabama Speed Traps
It’s Thanksgiving day and I am traveling through their little town. As I go down a hill I see city limit sign for 25mph. I am going 35 so I start to slow down as quick as I could and the copy pulls me over. If he clocked me at the moment I was slowing down I was doing 32mph. He said I was doing 42. I mean, it’s Thanksgiving day 2009 and I get no warning for an out of state driver trying to slow down. Just a speed trap so Watch Out
Calling the place a Speed Trap is an understatement of the grandest kind. This town lives off traffic fines, they are offen and high. And road blocks are a daily event. DO NOT COME HERE.
Watch out around parking lots, sitting among parked cars. Best spots are along the side of road around a curve.
Got a ticket a few years ago for doing 72 in a 45. Normally a 65 zone but they had construction zones up so it was considered a 45 MPH zone. NO CONSTRUCTION was being conducted within miles. Officer asked me if I had seen all the construction signs up. I pointed out very politely that there are no construction workers present. Took my liscense and wrote a ticket anyway. Yes, I was speeding, but, his apparent arguement was that I was speeding in a construction zone with no workers present. Absolutely rediculous.