Ridgetop, Tennessee Speed Traps
Hwy 41, entering Ridgetop from I-65
Speed limit drops from 55 down to 40 and they are waiting for you with radar running. They are either by the Watauga School, in their driveway of their PD, hiding behind their sign or anywhere in the first mile of their city limits.
State Highway 41 near State Highway 257
As you are about to leave Ridgetop going north there is a stretch of undeveloped land that gives the impression that you are out of town. People tend to pick up speed here and that is where they zap you with the radar.
US 257 at Ridgetop City limit
When heading East on 257, speed limit drops from 45 to 30 at city limit. Local police will be sitting in private drive, behind a large row of hedges, just after you top a small rise. Ridgetop’s ticket count is 4 to 1 versus surrounding cities. Entire town is posted at 20 and 30 mph. Also, Woodruff Avenue, heading down the hill before lake.