Lafollette, Tennessee Speed Traps
Leaving LaFollette towards Speedwell on a Thursday, Friday or Sunday evening after 8PM will often find a group of 3 to 4 police cars approximately 10-15 miles down the road engaged in a fundraising/DUI stop so be clean cut, have a collared shirt on and don’t even have a drop of alcohol long before driving that way or you’ll be waved to a secondary DUI check and arrested when the cops trick you into being guilty. This is strictly to gain revenue for the town. They will ask you if you’ve had anything to drink, are taking any drugs, and have smoked anything several times and ways. Even if you drank coffee, took an allergy pill and smoked a cigarette, answer NO or they’ll arrest you for being guilty of something illegal.
The entire SR 63 between 75 in Jacksboro and 24 in Harrogate is full of speed traps where the road curves and they can hide. One or more moving TN HP cars are also ticketing any moving car they want because it’s mostly “rich” LMU students coming through that won’t fight the ticket so if you have an import, out of state plates or look like an LMU Student, be very careful. Moving radar is always off by 5 mph, so you’re bound to get a ticket if they feel like catching you.
The Officer sits behind the trees before you get to Rainbow Restrarant going westbound toward I-75 on Rt 63. When starting up the hill you can’t see them til it’s too late.