Decatur, Arkansas Speed Traps
Several locations on Hwy 102 thru Decatur … East of Decatur, near Crystal Lake has several hidey-holes and as you’re coming down a hill and trying to reduce speed from 55mph to 40 then 25… Trap! Near the School, any approach actually, the patrols are hot and heavy – year round, not just during school year. West side of Decatur on Hwy 102 Spur – first turn as you head West – the new city park is a favorite fishin’ hole for the officers.
North of Decatur on Hwy 59, just before the Peterson Airfield, the officers will set up and run forward and back radar at the ‘wide spot’ in the road. South of Decatur on Hwy 59, they tend to set up just north of the Y City turn off. In town, also on Hwy 59, just as you top the hill near the Dollar General, the speed limit drops from 45-35 and the cops usually sit across the road from the EZMart and Will nail you. Any Time Of Day is bad, but right before and after shift changes at Peterson’s are particularly bad.