Antioch, Tennessee Speed Traps
The posted speed limit is 30 mph on this windy little road from Antioch into Hickory Hollow. The motorcycle cops like to hide around the curve just before Cartronics and Harbor Freight Tools. Since 30 mph is one of the hardest speed limits to do (at least for me), it’s too easy to break it and you’ll never see them until they’ve got you. They wave you into one of the parking lots.
They sit parked on Cimarron Way going downhill on Apache Trail, you can’t see them until it is too late. They are usually there late afternoons to catch people on their way home from work.
When you get off Interstate 24 at Hickory Hollow Parkway and make a right onto Mt View Rd, the road heads down a long hill. There is an entrance to some apartments at the bottom of the hil, and officers will hide their cars inside the entrance. They will then walk out to the road and stand hidden, shooting laser and radar at oncoming traffic from both directions, until they catch someone speeding. Then they walk out in the middle of the road and wave them into the apartments to ticket them. The bad part is, the hill is fairly steep in both directions, and you really have to watch your speed, as momentuem builds easily, and before you know it, you’ll be over the 35 MPH speed limit.
On the stretch of road between the corner of Murfreesboro Rd and Hobson pike going through to Pin Hook Road (on Hobson) past the Antioch High School there is generally always a police cruiser of some kind sitting and waiting. Sometimes it is in the mornings and sometimes it is in the afternoon. Sometimes the units are clearly marked, sometimes they are in unmarked cars. Sometimes there is one unit, sometimes there are 3 cars and they pull a sting (hiding 2 units on my side street in my neighbors driveway). Just obey the posted speed in this area including the times when the lights are flashing for school zone 15 and you won’t get into trouble.
There are 2 motorcycle cops that sit at the check cashing place on tuscullum road by the mapco express. The point radar in all different directions and usually stay there about 30 minutes to 1 hour. They usually catch about 10 to 15 people before they leave. Be careful, they check seatbelts, speed and anything else they can think of.