Madison, Mississippi Speed Traps
After a meal at the Ridgeland mall we got back on I-55 north headed for Memphis. There was a constuction area but signs said 50 when workers are present. On Sunday afternoon there were no workers present! The trooper that pulled me over said he got me going 75 in a 50 with workers present, thus doubling the fine. I understand Mississippi doesn’t have the funds for a new Trooper class. They will soon with this practice in place.
Speed limit drops from 35 to 25 at city limits sign, just before a very steep hill. There is no warning that a steep downgrade is imminent. Gravity immediately accelerates vehicle unless the driver is aware of the hill and slows before downgrade. Motorcycle officers wait under a shade tree and step out into the road to wave motorists over. Depression of grass at the side of the road indicates many vehicles were pulled over. Questionable if radar was actually used. Officer indicated tiny radar unit built into motorcycle just behind handlebars.
Motorcycle radar used by Madison P.D. in the "S" curve on Rice Road where the speed limit drops from 40 to 30 to 20 all within 100 yards.
Madison Police now use radar on Magnolia Street because they have repave the road. The speed limit is 30 miles per hour. People have speeding 70 miles per hour on this narrow road after they have repaved it. The police will use Dodge Intrepids, Ford Crown Vics, Chevy Impalas, and Harley Davidson Motorcyles.
Madison Police will be parked in the grassy median, or behind the airport office. The reason for the patrol is because of the near by churches, a retirment home, MRA school, strawberry park, and two neigborhood entrances along Old Canton Road.