Maryville, Tennessee Speed Traps
Coming down a slight hill in a rural setting Blount CO Sherrif was sitting in a gravel lot of the Punkin Center on rte 129 at 35°34’59.1″N 84°05’45.7″ which begins an easy s curve marked at 30mph, we saw him and had no concern because our speed was leisurely and the first part of the “S” was not as tight as the second part. I was the last of a small group of motorcycles all traveling at a leisurely pace.
My radar detector never went off and we passed uneventfully. A mile down the road I saw blue lights in my mirror and was surprised when he followed me into the pull off. He gave me a ticket for 45 in a 30. On the ticket it says he “observed me” doing 45mph – Officer Freddie Roberts had a lot to say about all the motorcycle accidents in the area (Tail of the Dragon) so apparently he was “teaching me a lesson” for looking fast. Ticket cost – $257.25
Blount County motorcycle cops work the only straight stretch of this road where the limit is 35 mph. Blount county Cop motorcycles don’t look like Cop bikes.
This stretch of road from 411 over to 321 is flat and straight. The speed limit is 45. The sheriff patrols this road due to the schools having a 25 MPH section. The state patrol sits down from the school towards 411 early. There are wide pull offs on this road for the everyone’s safety to get out and provide you with a warning or a ticket.
The entire length of Lincoln Road, but most notably they like to sit in the parking lot at the top of the small hill just past the Bell South building. The speed limit is 30 MPH and nobody does that. I got popped topping that small hill by MPD. He was backed up against the building under cover of a low hanging tree branch. Sneeaky.
This highway is know as a speed trap due to tourists going to the mountains.