Radcliff, Kentucky Speed Traps
Hwy 313 is a wide, two-lane highway with wide shoulders, and passing lanes on each of the hills. Speed limit is 55 mph. State Troopers and Vehicle Enforcement Officers often patrol Hwy 313 picking up traffic coming from the opposite direction. There are also several very short, locked entrances to side roads some of which lead onto Fort Knox. These entrances are also difficult to see because they intersect 313 from between berms and cuts through rock cliffs (Wooldridge Ferry Road). These provide places for police to park and wait with radar. The two miles just east of 31W are also heavily patrolled by Radcliff Police Officers. These two miles are quite straight and a lead foot will often result in a citation.
The speed limit is normally 35 but it’s 25 when the school zone lights are flashing. Logsdon Parkway is a four lane road and police will cruise back and forth just waiting to catch a speeder. One morning I saw a police car hiding behind shrubbery, sitting in a cemetery, and running radar. Instead of hiding he should have been out where people could see him, reminding people to slow down while students were in the crosswalks. It seems this Radcliff police officer was more interested in nabbing a speeder than keeping a student from being hit by a car.
School Zone during Am 7:45-8:05 Pm 2:50-3:15.
As you are heading South on 31W heading towards Elizabethtown, KY, if you were to take a right onto W Lincoln Trail Blvd, there is a chance you could be pulled over. There are uniformed officers that are in an unmarked Ford Explorer that like to sit in parking lots and "pretend" to be a parked vehicle. DO THE SPEED LIMIT! They have no problem wirting the infraction.