Lebanon, Indiana Speed Traps
Patrol unit sitting among a group of trees in in the fire department parking lot.
officers are frequently hidden in a line of traffic which is usually heavy and exiting at exit 18 with patients and employees of dartmouth hitchcock clinic. they appear suddenly and must use a tactic in traffic to leace the line of traffic at very high speed. there are no stationary traps in the area so radar detectors are not useful.
Home owners complained about high speeds 1 mile east of town. The police have stepped up their patrol, mainly in daytime, to get people used to the reduced speed. 10 mph over gets you a ticket.
Officers will sit in communication equipment building driveway,and also at the fire station. 30 mph after coming of Rt.39 (congested area) with a 45 mph limit.
The speed limit is 20 mph from on Camp Street from Lebanon Street until Lafayette Avenue. It is a 24 hour school zone speed. The enforcement is normally during non-school hours between 4-8pm. It is very difficult to stay at 20 or below on this main street. The police sit in a church parking lot across from Harney School.