Poplar Avenue near Oak Hill Road

Germantown, TennesseeAug 23, 20040 Comments

Poplar Ave. (US Hwy 72) westbound here widens to three lanes which during light traffic periods makes going the posted 40 MPH feel like a crawl. As you approach you come down a long hill and, if it’s green, go through the light at Poplar Estates, so you are very likely doing well over that 40 MPH by now and probably don’t realize it (like me). Oak Hill is next on the right, and there he sits back a bit in a patrol car shooting through the shrubs. And going back on Poplar the other way, about a half-mile east at Miller Farms, every local knows about that spot. A patrol car (white) regularly sits tucked just off on the side street right at the bottom of a long hill, with a row of shrubs giving cover during the day and pitch black from the trees at night. In fact, anywhere along Poplar (or Germantown Road) where there are residential side streets or a church parking lot to hide in is a potential trap.

PS: There is no "show up in court", "pay court costs only" or "defensive driving school" option in Germantown to keep the ticket off your record as in Memphis or some of the other suburbs. I called the court and asked.

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