Show Low, Arizona Speed Traps
Penrod Road is a rural county road between the towns of Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside in the White Mountains of east-central Arizona. It is used by motorists to by-pass the congested State Highway 260. A county traffic engineering study determined that 55 m.p.h. was a reasonable and prudent speed for Penrod Road but political pressure was applied and the speed limit was set at 45 m.p.h. Radar is used by police from three jurisdictions: Navajo County Sheriff, Pinetop-Lakeside Police, and Show Low Police. Traffic flow is 55 to 60 m.p.h. because the road is rural with no intersections, no businesses, or residences.