Arlington, Tennessee Speed Traps
Speed limit is 30 MPH. Not a "trap" per se but the sheriff guys are on Pinkley a lot. Once got a ticket there where the guy told me I was doing 42 and showed me a radar gun showing 29. I wasn’t going 42 — heck, I wasn’t going 32 — but there’s nothing you can do about it. I know there’s no law saying they have to show you the radar gun, but they know if you live in Arlington you’re less likely to drive downtown to dispute a ticket. Just set the cruise at 30 and let the folks behind you get mad.
Chester’s Speed Limit is 30 while all other roads around it are at least 45. Cops sit between Donnelson and on new subdivision roads just north of I-40 sometimes catching Larry Anderson Lane traffic going either north or south depending on their mood. This is an unfair speed limit as the roads joining it are equally as curvy and have as many driveways! It’s very easy to continue going 45 mph after leaving one of the other roads. I tend to fall asleep at 30 mph!
The cops sit on Larry Anderson Lane (the part that is only used by Larry Anderson himself) and catch people speeding on Harrell. Speed limit on Harrell is 40. On Larry Anderson Lane it’s 45, but very easy to speed as you are driving right beside the freeway and you can get into that "going with the flow of the traffic" mode. This cop is hard to see and it’s too late when you finally do see him.
Gallaway annexed a section of SR 196 north of I-40, and the only reason I can see is to set up a speedtrap. This little piece of crap town has nothing going for it except for their speedtrap industry. The state of TN needs to rescend their City charter.
Always several unmarked white expeditions under the airline road bridge.