Hannibal, Missouri Speed Traps
On 61, the speed limit rapidly decreases from 65 to 55, 45, and 35 as you enter town from north. Every traffic signal has a red light camera. As you go through town, the limit changes to 45, 55, back to 45, 55 again, and 65 as you exit. Every time I go through Hannibal, I see at least one cop. Also, on US 36 and I 72, the speed limit goes to 55 for no reason as it is a limited access road. There are always cops patrolling. Be very careful or just bypass town.
Tickets for Right Turn after stop. (photo) cost more to contest than pay.
Cop sits in parking lot of old convenience store on S side of viaduct and tickets drivers for ‘exceeding speed limit in school zone’ even when driver is not in school zone
Watch out coming N into this area, you are heading down a steep slope and they will get you if 2-3 miles over the limit as you approach the school
From the north end of US61 to the south end, there are 3 red light photo radar with hair triggers. Speed zones and hills are a factor with dramatic down shifts in speed and blind hill stop lights that are now armed with stop light photo. If you are even close, they send you a ticket and you can even watch it on-line, but it does no good to argue as you always lose.
A policeman waits under the second 55mph sign as you come off the bridge from Illinois just after you are used to going 65mph. I got nipped at 71 and fined $125 plus $257 of court bond fees that even though I paid on time through the mail.