I-65 & I-20/59 Junction

Birmingham, AlabamaSep 12, 20092 Comments

Interstate speeds have been lowered to 50 mph on all four arteries within the last mile leading into this junction. It is worked regularly by both marked & unmarked Alabama Highway Patrol, Jefferson Co. Sherrif & City of Birmingham Police. Highway patrol uses both Ford Crown Vics & Expeditions(usually unmarked); tpically unmarked vehicles are gray,silver or black. Trucks are a specific target due to numerous accidents & lost loads" around this junction. It’s called Malfuction Juction by locals for good reason."

I travel this particular route pretty often and I have yet to see any truck or anyone else for that matter get a ticket for speeding. As a matter of fact, just about everyone speeds ((60-70 mph) through here. Right after the speed limit was first lowered, I religiously set my cruise control on 50 mph and watched everyone else including trucks pass me like I was standing still. After all the accidents this area has had with trucks and the damage that has been done to our interstate, this area definitely needs to be patrolled but I can't see that this is being done.
#1Jan 25, 2011Report Abuse
I hate to disagree but I travel through the junction 2x a day, 5 days a week. Out of those 10 times I see the unmarked cops with people pulled over at least 14 to 16 cars worth. Definitely a speed trap.
#2Feb 01, 2013Report Abuse

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