Pell City, Alabama Speed Traps
Stretches of I-20 East and West Bound are currently under construction and certain segments have been reduced to a ridiculous 45MPH! This is not a misprint – 45 MPH on a U.S. Interstate Highway. Doubled ticket fines are the order of the day and the State Trooper presence – combined with police from other municipalities is akin to a socialist nation at its border crossings. Worse, the parallel U.S. Highway – U.S. 78 is the only alternate route and hasn’t been updated in years and even merges with I-20 for a few miles. It’s a disgusting, repugnant and oppressing stretch of highway.
Speed limit 25 mph. They sit in church parking lot , facing north. I’m not saying that you should not go slow in this area but, 25 is extreme.
Under Title 32 in Alabama traffic law, cities under 19,000 have no legal right to enforce traffic laws on the interstate. Yesterday while coming back from Atlanta, a Pell City police car was targeting off an entrance ramp on Interstate 20. No matter what you are told by police, city hall, or a lawyer, do not accept a guilty verdict on an Interstate traffic ticket from Pell City. Appeal it if you have a guilty verdict or asked for a plea bargin. It is in black and white they have no legal right to enforce traffic laws on the interstate.
Pell City AND St. Clair Co. stay on this road a good bit. It’s a winding road between Moody and Pell City. There are several areas for speed traps; suffice to say avoid this road if possible.
Officers are issueing tickets at a rate of about a dozen an hour along Hwy 231 between Food World and on past Winn Dixie.
Also lots of tix issued at intersection of Airport and Hwy 34.