US 411 through Benton Tennessee

Benton, TennesseeJun 27, 20130 Comments

There is a speed trap in Benton Tennessee where they keep changing speed limit from 55 down to 40 mph. I believe they target out of state vehicles. The set up is when they pull you over they ask you where you are headed, and if you are on vacation? Then they ask for license, & proof of insurance and tell you they are going to see if everything checks out. When the officer comes back he gives you a ticket and says that he did you a favor he reduced it down to just 5 miles over the limit. They tell you immediately it will only be eighty something dollars and since it is just 5 miles over you won’t get any points on your license. We went back the next day to talk to the local police department and they asked how fast were we clocked at? Now if this was not a set up deal why would the department know the practice of writing the ticket for a lesser speed. The officer writes in the remark section on the ticket the actual speed he says he clocked you at. This is a newly paved 4 lane section of highway that has very light traffic. It is like leading the lambs to slaughter. We will be reporting this to the State of Tennessee. My advice would be for everyone to take another route and avoid US 411 through Benton Tennessee. This would take revenue from all the local businesses along the main route through their town and the locals would then be the ones to stop this corruption. We have made our last trip on US 411. Once you sit down and think through the entire process you see that you were totally set up. Benton is a small town with no major industry or source of revenue so this is how they survive.

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