Franklin, Tennessee Speed Traps
Spencer Creek Rd near Harold Zanya Ct
Officers will hide in the new cul-de-sac with laser radars and stop cars who are speeding down the hill. They will also hang out at the fire station nearby and write parking tickets when they see cars parked on the wrong side of the street. I often see traffic unit cars in this area and they will take pictures of you as you get your ticket so they can win awards for enforcement.
Royal Oaks just before Mack Hatcher
This is a tricky one because it is almost impossible to detect. Coming from the 96 towards Mack Hatcher on the right just before the intersection of Mack Hatcher is an undeveloped business park. Because of the slight hill and bend in the road, and the way the business park is partially hidden by trees and stone entrance signs to the park, the police are able to tuck themselves in almost virtually undetected. The speed limit is 30 so it is much wiser to stay 35 or under. I’ve seen many pulled over and it’s easy coming around the curve just before the trap to pick up speed.
Spencer Creek Rd
Southbound traffic approaching Deerfield Lane – Franklin PD parks in Cheekwood subdivision
cul-de-sacs and uses hand held radar on cars coming down hill. Both directions are posted
30 MPH in immediate section of road.
Highway 96 West between Downs Blvd. and Westhaven
The city has just reduced the speed limit from 55 m.p.h. to 40 m.p.h. from the 96 West/ Downs Blvd. intersection to just west of the Westhaven subdivision. The police are using their, easily hidden, new Harley motorcycles to hide and catch people who are not used to the changed speed limit.
Inside Forrest Crossing
Coming from the entrance to Forrest Crossing off Royal Oaks Blvd between Hwy 96 and Mack Hatcher in toward the "round about" Franklin police hide in the side streets and will flag you over if you are going anything over 25mph. The city has just changed the speed limit there from 30 to 25 within the past year…so they are there to enforce the change. Generally they sit there when most people are just getting off work and coming home. In the mornings they sometime hide up on the hill driveway to the Bone and Joint Clinic, or in the cross median street just after the "round about" to watch for drivers leaving Forrest Crossing as well. Driving through the main drag of Forrest Crossing any time is trecherous.